The aim of art is to represent not
the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance - Aristotle
mountan home arts council

Mountain Home Arts Council, INC.

"Our performance season is made possible by a generous community of funders who support our efforts to promote & present varied artistic and cultural events. Please join us in thanking them for their support of the arts and their commitment to arts education."

City of Mountain Home


Upcoming Events

October Events

October 21 - Diane Raptosh at the Cottonwood Collective


October 28 - Fall Coffee House, Whistle Pig Volume VIII


November Events

The Visual Arts Guild of the Mountain Home Arts Council will host its annual Art at the Inn, an exhibition of local visual artists, on Saturday, November 12, at the Hampton Inn and Suites, located just off I84 at Exit 95. Doors are open noon to 7 pm and all are welcome to attend this free event. Art at the Inn showcases artists from the local area schooled in a large variety of media, including watercolor, oils, photography, acrylic, and many more. If you have attended in the past, visit with featured artists once again and view new art. For first-time attenders, the Guild welcomes you to become a new friend and lover of the arts. The theme for this event is "Wild and Woolly." Those artists who participate in this theme will have a special item in their booth capturing this idea.

As in the past, the Guild will also host the "Out of the Box" silent auction featuring this year's item—chairs. Each participating artist has put their touch on a chair of no specific size that will be placed up for auction. All funds raised from this auction are used for art scholarships for students who are attending college to further their art education. All students meeting the necessary requirements are eligible to receive monies from this scholarship, but must apply through the Visual Arts Guild.

Attendees will also be offered the option to purchase dinner provided by Smoky Mountain Pizzeria & Grill. Why wash dishes when someone else can do the cooking for you and your family?

We look forward to seeing you all there.
The Idaho Humanities Council (IHC), the statewide nonprofit organization devoted to enhancing public awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the humanities in Idaho, awarded $68,165 in grants to organizations and individuals this spring, 2016. Thirty-four awards include 26 grants for public humanities programs, seven Teacher Incentive Grants, and one Planning Grant. The competitive grants were supported in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and IHC's Endowment for Humanities Education. The Mountain Home Arts Council was awarded and received $1,000 for a community reading project featuring Sue Monk Kidd's novel The Secret Life of Bees. A performance based on the book by Literature to Life was presented to the community and to students at the Mtn. Home High School who read the book in English classes this school year.

Literary Arts Committee Offers Writers Grant

Submit to The Whistle Pig

Gearing up for our annual Patron Drive, our largest fundraiser of the season. If you would like to be involved, donate, or know what is going on in the season, you can be added to our email list. Send your info to