Our own  2018  GVCA Annual James Castle Celebration will be Labor Day weekend, on September 1st and September 2nd.  Our monthly exhibit reception is Saturday evening, 6:00 - 8:00 and other events are being planned, along with fine arts and fine crafts booths and food vendors. 

Note the date on your calendar and keep checking for updates on our plans for this annual celebration of our renowned local artist, James Castle.  Information about James Castle is found on the previous page.

Join with us as we in Garden Valley show that we are indeed


From The James Castle House website--information about their Inaugural Symposium

The three-day symposium will take place April 25-27, 2018, in Boise, Idaho, and offer a unique opportunity to understand James Castle’s work in the context of the distinctive rural places that were his home. Attendees will learn about the preservation and re-opening of the James Castle House, as well as efforts to preserve Castle’s famous Shed studio and Cozy Cottage Trailer. Symposium topics include curating and collecting Castle, how Castle’s work explains deafness and how deafness explains Castle’s work, next trends for artist house museums and more. 

Don’t miss this dynamic gathering of curators, collectors and scholars, including a private in-depth James Castle House tour, keynote luncheon and cocktail reception with: Alexander Nemerov, Nicholas Bell, Brenda Brueggeman, William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation and James Castle Collection & Archive. Sponsored by the City of Boise. Click to register online for the Thursday evening free presentation.


for the entire symposium