What’s happening in Old Town Pocatello

Aug 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Retail
Stephanie Palagi

Stephanie Palagi

By Stephanie Palagi

Eclipse Excitement this week in Old Town Pocatello!

Revive @ 5 on Wednesday will feature The Aaron Ball Band live on stage beginning at 5 pm. El Herradero will be our featured food truck for the evening. The sponsor for the evening is ColorTyme. The Farmers Market will be open with fresh vegetables, fruits, handmade crafts and jewelry, all at the Old Town Pavilion, 420 N. Main St., from 5-8 pm.

On Friday, Old Town Pocatello will host The Eclipse Art & Neon Sign Walk, an exciting event to bring visitors to Old Town for the evening. We are inviting visitors and residents to enjoy a special Art Walk that features our charming art galleries, shops and restaurants hosting artists, music, shopping specials, food specials and more, all from 5-8 pm.

Free parking and free admission. At 8 pm experience the historic neon signs that have been restored throughout Old Town. Hosts will be available at specific signs to share their stories. Art Walk will run from 5-8 pm and the Neon Signs will be highlighted beginning at 8 pm. Join us!

Art Walk Locations — Eastside Old Town

Gallows Art, 150 S. 4th, will feature eclipse art by Heidi Moratz.

Portneuf Valley Brewing, 615 S. 1st, will host Double Header Movies for the night in The Loft: “Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory” and the Ed Wood classic “Plan 9 From Outer Space.” Free admission with complimentary free popcorn too! They will have special eclipse menu and beer selections served in eclipse pie tins for dine in or take out.

Pocatello Co-op, 308 E. Center, will host metal artist Mike Sierra.

East Idaho Home Interiors, 237 E. Center, has a store full of shopping specials including furniture, home decor, fashion and fall decorating ideas.

Art Walk Locations — Westside Old Town

The Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main, will host a special exhibit, “Eclipsing The West!” with local and regional artists featuring regional landscape, local culture, and the beauty of our area. The Art Center will also be open on Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday the 20th from 10 am to 4 pm, in addition to Friday from 10 am to 8 pm.

American Family Insurance, 427 N. Main, will be hosting Energy Art/Intentional Creativity by Lori Skoumal Reeves.

Main Street Music, 401 N. Main, will feature live music and a talented local artist.

Elwen Cottage & Mr. Vaughn’s Emporium, 332 N. Main, will feature in store shopping specials, art, furniture, and candy.

The Grecian Key Restaurant, 314 N. Main, will feature live music and Greek menu specials.

Great Harvest Bread Company, 250 N. Main, will host a local artist with in-store bakery specials and Eclipse Sugar Cookies.

Enchantments, 233 N. Main St., has Eclipse Glasses in stock now and on sale for $1.50. Prepare now for the big event and stop in for glasses for your family.

Main Steam Coffee & Desserts, 234 N. Main, will feature artist Kimberly Atkins. Kimberly will be displaying both paintings and sculptures.

The Purple Moon, 218 N. Main, will host art on display throughout the store.

Villano’s Italian, 165 N. Main, will feature pizza and pasta specials along with their additional Italian specialties.

Vain & Vintage, 149 N. Main, will host Laura Hamilton, designer of Hipper Than Thou jewelry.

PV’s Uncorked on Main, 138 N. Main, will feature wine specials including the 7 Moons California Red, along with dining specials.

Old Town Mercantile & Antiques, 134 N. Main will be hosting artist Lana Gribas who is a mixed media artist that makes magazine bead necklaces, painted bottles, and paintings. She is also the author and illustrator of two children’s books.

Gate City Fine Arts Gallery, 315 W. Center, will host a group show by local artists, as well as sculpture by Stan Gates.

Black Rail Antiques, 312 W. Center, will host Rail City Jazz playing live along with artist Mary Anne Hoffmann.

Deckadence Board Shoppe, 326 W. Center, will be hosting live music by Simply B. Simply B is a multi-instrumental, live looping artist out of Salt Lake City. Combining Funk bass, electric guitar, beat-boxing, and soulful vocals; B creates a positive, lyrical, danceable, one man band experience. The show is 7-10 PM. All Ages are invited to attend. The entry fee is a suggested minimum $5 donation.

Orange and Black Store, 123 S. Main, will be hosting a local artist and shopping specials for back to school ISU Bengal gear.

Pocatello Running Company, 200 S. Main, will feature the art of running! Running shoe fitting, running gear specials and more. Be sure to stop in.

Pocatello Elks Lodge, 410 S,. Main, will be hosting music and activities. The Lodge will be open to the public and dinner will be available.

Historic Neon Sign Locations:

The Chief Theater neon sign, 200 block N. Main Street, stands 40’ tall.

The Indian Head neon sign, Pocatello High School Auditorium, 325 N. Arthur Ave.

The Greyhound, the last know “running” Greyhound Bus Depot neon sign in the U.S., 200 W. Bonneville, across the street from The Bridge Restaurant.

The Whitman Hotel neon sign, 100 block S. Union Pacific Avenue, the building was home to the historic Princess Theater featured in the 1954 musical “A Star Is Born” starring Judy Garland.

Molinelli’s Jewelers, 100 block N. Main Street, neon sign and street clock.

  • Hosts will be available at each sign beginning at 8 pm. Additional neon signs that will be visible as you view these signs include: Bangs, Maag Drug, Chopsticks Cafe, Pocatello Electric and the Odd Fellows Hall.

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market will be open on Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at the Old Town Pavilion. The market will feature fresh, local produce alongside handmade crafts, jewelry and more.

On Saturday, the Pocatello Co-op and Farm Table Café, 308 E. Center, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an Anniversary Wine Tasting Celebration! From 5-8 pm they will be tasting five wines from this month’s featured sustainable vineyards, Boomtown by Dusted Valley. $7 per person. Please bring ID Cafe will be open for dinner during the tasting. Call 208-904-1368 for further details.

Upcoming Events!

2nd Annual Downtown Wine Festival hosted by PV’s Uncorked on Main, August 26. Tickets are now available, just call 208-233-1322.

Crazy Corn Day at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market, August 26.

Welcome Back Orange & Black from 4-7 pm on Monday, August 28, will welcome back our ISU Bengals.

Please visit www.oldtownpocatello.com or Old Town Pocatello on Facebook for complete details about these events and to discover all the restaurants, shops, events and excitement in our downtown!

Stephanie Palagi is the executive director of Old Town Pocatello, Inc. The Old Town Pocatello office can be reached at 208-232-7545 or by visiting oldtownpocatello.com.

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