Left to Right: Shawn Hubbs, Robin D. Cox, Julie Ours, Betty Mallorca, Leslie Jay Bosch, Carolyn Greener, Nathan Viebell

The Nampa Art Collective (NAC) is an inclusive group of artists, business owners, and art-loving community members who are dedicated to creating and facilitating art and culture in our city. The NAC cultivates the energy, freshness, and expressiveness of contemporary art.

The Nampa Art Collective values education in the arts. The public is invited to join the NAC at art exhibitions, attend workshops and Artist Talks, and socialize at regularly scheduled Art Mingles—which are open to artists as well as art lovers. The NAC provides opportunities for artists to master the particulars of exhibiting artwork; facilitates workshops for all levels covering mediums, techniques, and providing inspiration; and builds community by interacting with the public and speaking about our work.

Since 2012, The Nampa Art Collective has brought artists and the community together. Events include Arts in the Alley during the summer (formerly the Nampa Art Walk), a yearly live drawing event called Doodlepalooza, the ever-popular annual Chalk Bomb, and Door to My HeART, our annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity.

Phantom Gallery, the Winter Film Series (now continuing with the Death Rattle Writers Festival), and the Artists in Residence are events and programs that the NAC has produced in past years.

We cross cultures and cross mediums. We are both emerging and established. We have an array of backgrounds and accomplishments. We paint murals and throw pottery. We build sculpture and community. We paint watercolors and word collages. We create installations and capture images. We are an array of entities that form a band of not only colors, but of diversity.

The Nampa Art Collective is a 501(c)(3).