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  • SIGHTS + SOUNDS
    First Thursday Event Series
    First Thursday | March 2, 2017
    Artisan Optics Downtown
    EYEWEAR | Mykita Trunk Show | 1 - 8PM
    MUSIC | Robert James
  • SIGHTS + SOUNDS
    First Thursday Event Series
    First Thursday | April 6, 2017
    Artisan Optics Downtown
    EYEWEAR | Face a Face Trunk Show | 1 - 8PM
    MUSIC | Jean Cardeno
  • SIGHTS + SOUNDS
    First Thursday Event Series
    First Thursday | May 4, 2017
    Artisan Optics Downtown
    EYEWEAR | Anne et Valentin Trunk Show | 1 - 8PM
    MUSIC | Diana Conwell
  • SIGHTS + SOUNDS
    First Thursday Event Series
    First Thursday | June 1, 2017
    Artisan Optics Downtown
    EYEWEAR | Lindberg Trunk Show | 1 - 8PM
    MUSIC | Fiona Luray
  • SIGHTS + SOUNDS
    First Thursday Event Series
    First Thursday | June 1, 2017
    Artisan Optics Downtown
    EYEWEAR | Barton Perreira Trunk Show | 1 - 8PM
    MUSIC | Fiona Luray
  • SIGHTS + SOUNDS
    First Thursday Event Series
    First Thursday | August 3, 2017
    Artisan Optics Downtown
    EYEWEAR | Theo Trunk Show | 1 - 8PM
    MUSIC | A Tasty Jamm
  • SIGHTS + SOUNDS
    First Thursday Event Series
    First Thursday | September 7, 2017
    Artisan Optics Downtown
    EYEWEAR | Bevel Trunk Show | 1 - 8PM
    MUSIC | The Vertigo
  • SIGHTS + SOUNDS
    First Thursday Event Series
    First Thursday | October 5, 2017
    Artisan Optics Downtown
    EYEWEAR | Face a Face Trunk Show | 1 - 8PM
    MUSIC | Robert James
  • SIGHTS + SOUNDS
    First Thursday Event Series
    First Thursday | November 2, 2017
    Artisan Optics Downtown
    EYEWEAR | Anne et Valentin Trunk Show | 1 - 8PM
    MUSIC | Jean Cardeno

Sights + Sounds | First Thursday at Artisan Optics Downtown Boise

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. 

Artisan Optics Trunk Shows | Sights + Sounds

Our doctors are in-network with most insurances | Outside prescriptions welcome

No need to miss out on a trunk show just because you don’t have a current eyeglass prescription.  You can have an exam with one of our doctors. Or, if you already have a prescription from your eye doctor, just bring it along with you.  Don’t have a copy?  No worries.  Just let us know and we will request a copy from your eye doctor’s office for you.

 

During the trunk shows our frame lines present merchandise to us, Artisan Optics, as well as our customers.  During the trunk show we place stock orders for our store inventories and also invite our clients to view the merchandise and place personal orders. 

 

A trunk show is the ultimate personal shopping experience – with complimentary eyewear makeovers and suggestions on updated shapes and colors. A representative from the eyewear company is in-store to share the company’s story – the history behind the design concepts, how the frames are constructed, and to share their vision of accessorizing with eyewear.

 

If you’ve not attended one of our trunk shows, now’s the time.  Bring along friends and family.  Everyone will have fun exploring new shapes and colors – discovering that eyewear doesn’t have to be “boring” or “all the same”.  Eyewear is a lot like makeup or that perfect outfit.  Eyewear should enhance your natural attributes and project your desired image.  Whether that image is to look more professional, younger, more mature, or free-spirited…the list is endless really. With so many styles, shapes, colors and textures to choose from – we have that perfect pair of glasses that you’re searching for.  What are you waiting for?  Mark your calendar and plan to attend our next trunk show.