On the first Thursday of every month, Downtown Boise comes alive when businesses stay open late for a night of shopping, entertainment and special events. For more information on First Thursday visit the Downtown Boise Association.
Sights + Sounds is a First Thursday event brought to you by Artisan Optics. This special event delights the senses with a combination of eyewear, live music and tastings.
SIGHT: The Eyewear Show | Noon – 8:00PM
Both Artisan Optics locations provide a large selection of distinctive eyewear by many of the world's top eyewear designers. Each frame line has a unique voice; from timeless to trend-setting, bold to under-stated refinement, you will find a line that fits your personal style and personality. Many people find that they gravitate towards one or two frame lines, much like you enjoy a particular artist, musician or clothing designer. For this reason, Artisan Optics hosts trunk shows at the Downtown Boise location (8th and Idaho) during First Thursday.
A trunk show is a special event, open to the public, to display or showcase an entire eyewear collection. Styles for the upcoming season are unveiled and product is available for purchase before becoming available to the public. This is an opportunity to see an entire eyewear collection, compare various styles, shapes, and colors, and find the perfect pair of glasses.
SOUND: Live Music | 5:30PM – 8:00PM
The Treasure Valley has many talented musicians; some travel on tour while others pick up their guitar after work. As a local business, we enjoy supporting our community and Sights + Sounds is a perfect opportunity to showcase local musicians. When you stop into Artisan Optics on First Thursday you will hear solo artists, duets or small groups performing while you stroll through the store.
TASTE: Sampling of local drinks | 5:30PM – 8:00PM
Idaho is a haven for wineries, craft beer and specialty drinks. We felt this departure from the bland and boring was a perfect pairing for the eyewear at Artisan Optics. During select First Thursdays at Artisan Optics, you will enjoy tastings from local breweries, wineries and other beverage producers. Finding your next pair of glasses is always stress-free with a bit of wine and live music.
Sights + Sounds is a First Thursday event at the Artisan Optics Downtown Boise location. A portion of proceeds from this event benefits Eyes Of Hope, which provides eyewear for children and adults in need of vision correction.