Head out to Coeur d’Alene this weekend for Emerge’s eighth annual Pop-Up show, featuring local artists of all trades, from fine art to film to performance. Each year the show’s been held, it’s become increasingly popular, growing into a role as a true community staple and a great chance to get a taste of the local art scene. In addition to the main show, there’s a ticketed pre-party the night before (July 22, 6-9 pm; $25) to meet the artists and get a sneak peek. The event is also a fundraiser for Emerge, which works to provide low-cost and free arts education to community members. Funds raised will go toward materials for art classes and the cost of monthly exhibits. This year’s Pop-Up show includes visual art displays and interactive art spaces, dance, and movement performances, music from local musicians, a silent disco, and poetry readings. There will also be food, drinks and vendors at the event, so head out for the evening to get immersed in emerging local art.
Emerge Pop-Up Show • Fri, July 23 from 5 pm to midnight • Free • Emerge • 119 N Second St., Coeur d’Alene • emergecda.com
— Lillian Piel