9th Annual Emerge Block Party

It’s summer and that means it’s time for Emerge to throw the biggest community Arts Party in CDA!

This year we are shaking things up and changing the name from The Pop-Up Show to The Block Party.

The 9th Annual Block Party will take place on July 8th from 5:00 pm to midnight @ 119 N 2nd street.

The show is a unique art experience for the Coeur d’Alene area that has become a much anticipated annual event.

This show is unlike any other event happening in Coeur d’Alene for many reasons.

The Block Party not only features and supports local visual artists but also film and performance artists.

We reach out through local schools, supporting galleries, art groups, and small businesses to find a wide variety of local artists, and provide support and development workshops to help artists prepare their work in a professional way. The art is selected for this show by a panel of professional artists and members of the arts community.

Over 300 pieces will be shown and available for purchase. Each year the show has been a greater success than the previous one, with over 4,500 people walking through during the last event, it captivated a wide and diverse audience, making it a true community gathering.

While the monthly shows at the Emerge Gallery usually feature three to four artists, The Block Party show features over 145 local artists.

The Block Party is an epic Arts Party & Immersive Gallery Experience filling thousands of square feet of space with all variety of arts on display, a film room, interactive art spaces, collaborative community arts projects, and a large outdoor performance stage with a full line-up of music from up-and-coming local musicians, poets and dancers. No-host bar with ID, non-alcoholic options are available and there will be food options as well.

Not only is this event an incredible platform for local artists, but it is also one of Emerge’s biggest annual fundraisers through art and merchandise sales, donations, bar proceeds, and community sponsorships.

It is at the heart of the Emerge mission to provide low-cost and free arts education and support to youth and adults in our community. The funds raised during the Block Party will be used to cover the cost of our monthly art exhibits and supply materials for art classes.

They also allow Emerge to continue providing individuals with professional development support and tools to further their careers in the arts.

Emerge is honored to have STCU as our premier sponsor and Local Real Estate as a supporting sponsor.

The event bar is provided by Laughing Dog Brewery, Grand Teton Brewing and Radio Brewing.

The Emerge Block Party is July 8th from 5:00 pm – midnight at 119 North 2nd Street in Downtown Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.