Art Under the Elms

Art Under the Elms logo

April 19-21, 2024

Main Campus of Lewis-Clark State College

500 8th Avenue

Lewiston, Idaho

Hours for the Artisan Marketplace, Food Trucks, and SUB Amphitheater entertainment:

Friday, 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Event Information

The 38th annual Art Under the Elms is a three-day art/artisan fair presented by Lewis-Clark State College’s Center for Arts & History, a nonprofit organization focused on engaging audiences through the arts and humanities. The event takes place on the main campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, which is part of the Lewis-Clark Valley. All proceeds from the event support the Center’s programming through exhibitions, public programs, and arts education initiatives.

Art Under the Elms is the highlight of a month-long community celebration called the Dogwood Festival. Various organizations across the Lewis-Clark Valley plan events to celebrate the season, thus attracting visitors from across the region. Art Under the Elms will also coincide with Lewis-Clark State College’s Family Weekend, which draws families and friends of current students as well as alumni to the college.

Continuing with changes implemented in 2022, this long-standing event will be free and open to the public and offer opportunities for Emerging Artists as part of the Center’s commitment to making the arts more inclusive and accessible. Art Under the Elms 2024 will include an arts marketplace, a line-up of music, cultural presentations and dances, readings, and theater performances, free art activities, and a selection of food trucks.

Artisan Vendors

This is a juried event. Interested artisans may submit an application for consideration through Zapplication.org when the event application is live in early November 2023. We recommend joining Zapplication (it's free!) if you haven't yet and create your artist profile. It will make the application process easier when it comes time to submit.

Please join our mailing list to be the first to know when our application portal is open for AUE 2024!

  • 208 Tees
  • 5C Indian Jewelry
  • A Touch of Autumn
  • Acquainted with Butterflies
  • Advanced Laser Design
  • Animalian Art
  • Art to Suit You
  • B’s Rubs
  • Backwood Boutique
  • Bag Ladies of Sequim
  • Big Bear Chocolates
  • Blended with Nature Art
  • Bowser’s Glass Emporium
  • Brandon Hoxie Photography
  • Brush Creek Creamery
  • Camm Kirk Photos
  • Caramel Kitchen
  • Christy’s Crafts
  • Chrystal Dawn
  • Dobez Designz
  • Earlusion
  • Eclectic Edge
  • EverAftering Wood Studio
  • Finches & Friends
  • Gigglin Grizzly Glass Studio
  • Hasty Faun
  • Heaven Scent
  • Hill Manor Designs
  • Idaho Sweet and Salty
  • Imps and Monsters
  • Infuse and Booze
  • Izabella Rain Art
  • Jakes Toys
  • Joachim McMillan
  • Juju Gear
  • Just Darling Embroidery
  • Kate Creates
  • Keith Harrop
  • Love Hath-a-Way
  • Lucidity Photography
  • Mallard Rock n Wire Art
  • MaryAnn Fiorillo Art
  • Meg Art 907
  • Megan Weeks
  • Metal Petals and More
  • Montana Antler Craft West
  • Moon Creek Gourmet Sweets
  • Mountain Sky Arts
  • Nano Naturalist Studio
  • Nomadic Knots
  • Omni Laser Art
  • One Crafty Mamas
  • Our Little Lavender Co
  • Papa Ray’s Marketplace
  • Priest Lake Art n Glass
  • Remix Materials Studio
  • Robinson Soft Brittle
  • SC Fiber Arts
  • Scarola Photography
  • Sonder & Scribe
  • Spoonman Creations
  • Sweet Heat Co
  • The Drunkin Blacksmith
  • Thimbleberry Candle Co
  • TLA Treasures
  • True Nature Inspirations
  • Ttrash Glass Art Studio
  • Up Moss Creek Studio
  • Viz Art Ink
  • Wandering Pines Ranch
  • Wooden Hair Claws

Food Vendors

To apply to be a food vendor, submit a food vendor application to [email protected] or mail to Center for Arts & History, 500 8th Ave, Lewiston, ID 83501.

All AUE Food Vendors must comply with all regulations of the State of Idaho Fire Marshal and the Lewiston Fire Department. Please review all documents before submitting your application.

Food Vendor Application -AUE 2024

MEMO: Food Trucks and State Property

Mobile Food Preparation Vehicles INSPECTION CHECKLIST

Apply to be an AUE Volunteer

Volunteer applications are now open for the 38th Annual Arts Under the Elms! At the heart of our vibrant community celebration, volunteers play an invaluable role, bringing energy, passion, and a sense of togetherness that truly defines the spirit of the event.

Visit Volunteer Application - Art Under the Elms 2024 to fill out the application form 

Performances at AUE

Entertainment is presented at the Student Union Building amphitheater throughout the weekend. Performances include live music, dance, theatrical and cultural presentations, literary readings, and more.

Friday, April 19

12:00 - 12:05 p.m. LC State Dance Team

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. easyday

2:45  - 4:15 p.m.  Sarah Margaret

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. General Mojo's

Saturday, April 20

11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Oinkari Basque Dancers

12:00 - 12:25 p.m. LC State Folklorico Dancers

12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Nez Perce Tourism

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Calico Bones

4:00 - 6:30 p.m. The Michael Kelly Band

Sunday, April 21

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. LC Student Poetry Readings

11:30 - 11:50 Story Time (tbd)

12:30 - 2:30 Half Step Ahead

2:45 - 4:00 Solid Ghost

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Venue: Silverthorne Theatre 500 8th Avenue Lewiston, Idaho, US

Friday, April 19

Mountainfilm Festival on Tour

Mountainfilm uses the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Mountainfilm on Tour travels around the globe featuring a collection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and enlightening documentary short films selected from the annual festival in Telluride, CO. Mountainfilm has been on tour since 1999, extending the festival’s reach and delivering inspiring content to global audiences.

See film selection here! 

Doors Open at 6:15 p.m. | Show 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 20 & Sunday, April 21

Between Us production by Bill Bowers.

An award-winning actor, Bowers has also performed in all 50 United States and Puerto Rico appearing on the stages of Broadway, The Kennedy Center, The White House, Steppenwolf, LaMaMa, Theatre for a New Audience, St. Anne’s Warehouse, Urban Stages, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, Radio City Music Hall, HERE, and the New York International Fringe Festival. His Broadway credits include Zazu in The Lion King and Leggett in The Scarlet Pimpernel. He has also portrayed the great silent clowns: Charlie Chaplin in the world premiere of Little Tramp, Pierrot in the world premiere of Beethoven N Pierrot, and Petruchka with The Colorado Symphony.

For more about Bill Bowers, visit his website!

Saturday - 7:00pm

Sunday matinee - 2:00pm

Contact Information

Center for Arts & History

Center for Arts & History

415 Main Street

Lewiston, ID 83501

Center is closed for summer and will reopen August 1, 2024.