The Center is currently in transition for Summer 2023. The gallery spaces will be closed. For access to the Beuk Aie Temple exhibit, please call 208-792-2726 or email [email protected] to make an appointment as the exhibit will undergo some updates during this time. Thank you.

Past Exhibitions

Center For Arts & History Upcoming Exhibit

Kean O'Brien, Untitled from the Chronic Perspectives series, Acrylic on canvas, Courtesy of the artist

Unconditional Care: Listening to people's health needs

March 3 - April 23, 2023

First Floor Galleries

Artists include: Christen Clifford, GAG, Helen Goodteacher, Michelle Hartney, Chidiebere Ibe, Marisa Morán Jahn, Katrina Majkut, Kean O'Brien, Jessica Susan Oler, and Finnegan Shannon.

Unconditional Care explores today’s most pressing health issues and shares the stories and concerns of those most directly impacted by them. From chronic illnesses, disability, pregnancy, gun deaths to sexual assault, artists share powerful personal experiences around health and bodily autonomy. By prescribing better representation, listening, and respect, the artists kindly seek unconditional care.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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Voices from the Field

In-person film screening followed by in-person Q&A with filmmaker Karen Day

Wednesday, March 8, 6:00 p.m.

Center for Arts & History

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Sisters Rising

In-person film screening followed by Zoom Q&A with director Willow O’Feral and co-producer Jaida Grey Eagle

Tuesday, March 14, 6:00 p.m.

Center for Arts & History

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Self-Defense Workshop with Sandra Mullen

All are welcome at this free workshop planned in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Minors should be accompanied by their individual guardians.

Friday, April 7, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Center for Arts & History

Hugh Mossman, Alone on the River, Watercolor

Hugh Mossman, Alone on the River

Idaho Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition and North Region Showcase

November 22, 2022 - January 20, 2023

Main Gallery | First Floor

Tomograms: Laura Ahola-Young & Shawn Solus Edrington

Tomograms: Laura Ahola-Young and Shawn Solus Edrington

September 8 - December 9, 2022

Second Floor Galleries

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Virtual Artist Talk: Laura Ahola-Young and Shawn Solus Edrington

Wednesday, November 16, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Center for Arts & History | Register for free

Squeak Meisel, Tiger Breathing Tantra, 2022

Squeak Meisel, Tiger Breathing Tantra, 2022

Over the Line: A Regional Faculty Art Exhibition

September 8 - November 4, 2022

First Floor Galleries

Artists: M Acuff, Sarah Barnett, Peter Christenson, Annie Cunningham, Caroline Earley, Jen Erickson, Chad Erpelding, Amanda Leigh Evans, Kelsey Grafton, Joshua Hobson, Jenny Hyde, Stacy Isenbarger, Aaron Johnson, Sally Graves Machlis & Delphine Keim, Megan Martens-Haworth, Rob McKirdie, Lily Martina Lee, Justin Lincoln, Maria Lux, Squeak Meisel, Lisa Nappa, Kyle Peets, Cozette Phillips, Jessica B. Raetzke, Mathew Rude, Reza Safavi, Lenora Lopez Schindler, Emily Somoskey, Mike Sonnichsen, Christopher Tyllia, and Kate Walker

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Artists In Conversation: Lily Martina Lee and Delphine Keim

Moderated by LC State faculty: Amy Canfield (History) and Heidee McMillin (Justice Studies)

Thursday, October 13, 4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

ZOOM | Watch the recording

Artists In Conversation: Annie Cunningham, Kelsey Grafton, and Aaron Johnson

Moderated by LC State faculty: Rhett Diessner (Psychology)

Saturday, October 29, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Center for Arts & History | Register for free

Light refreshments provided

Arts Workshop with Annie Cunningham

Saturday, October 29, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Center for Arts & History | Register for free

Artists In Conversation: M Acuff, Peter Christenson, and Chad Erpelding

Moderated by LC State faculty: Kylee Britzman (Political Science) and Rachelle Genthos (Psychology)

Wednesday, November 2, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

ZOOM | Register for free

Art & Social Practice: In Conversation with Amanda Leigh Evans and Kate Walker

Moderated by LC State faculty: Christa Davis (Dance) and Luella Loudenback (Social Work)

Friday, November 4, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

ZOOM | Register for free

From the Yellow River to the Snake River - Stories of Chinese Tradition Across Time and Space exhibition graphic; a portrait of a woman behind three female flute players smaller in the foreground with botanical imagery behind them overlapping the woman

The Yellow River to the Snake River: Stories of Chinese Tradition Across Time and Space

February 24 - July 28, 2022

This exhibition focuses on the influence of Chinese culture and how it has enriched the local history of the Lewis-Clark Valley and the Pacific Northwest. The exhibition showcases historic artifacts on loan from regional institutions including: the Asian American Comparative Collection at the University of Idaho, the Nez Perce County Historical Society & Museum, and the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude. The work of contemporary artist Yidan Guo bridges the past with the present.

Press Release

Student Art Exhibition

April 21 - July 28, 2022

This exhibition features artwork created by Lewis-Clark State College students as well as K-12 students throughout the Lewis-Clark Valley.

all WOMEN: Your Full and Wonderful Self

all WOMEN Exhibition - March 1-31, 2022

March 1 - 31, 2022

Since 1987, the United States has celebrated Women’s History Month in March to coincide with International Women’s Day (March 8th), which was first adopted by the United Nations in 1977. This annual event honors the often-overlooked contributions of women to society, culture, and history.

We embrace this yearly tradition with an exhibit increasing the visibility of women artists across the country. This year, we are pleased to present the work of Amber Marie Hunt, Rachel A. Jameton, Nishiki Sugawara-Beda, Cheyanne Valera, and Naomi S. Velasquez. Through a variety of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture, these women share their unique experiences
and perspectives.

Press Release

The Land of Persepolis: Introducing Persian Culture to the West (on view September 24 - December 10, 2021)

The Land of Persepolis: Introducing Persian Culture to the West

September 24 - December 10, 2021

Featuring the work of more than 50 artists from the United States and Iran who are inspired by the aesthetic beauty and rich traditions of Persian culture, this exhibition coincides with Lewis-Clark State College's Multicultural Awareness Month.

Press release

View the online exhibition

Artwalk 2021: Sean Cassidy and Ray Esparsen


Sean Cassidy: Community and Ray Esparsen: Emulation

October 1 - December 10, 2021

Organized in conjunction with Beautiful Downtown Lewiston’s annual Artwalk, this exhibition showcases the work of this year’s featured artists, former LC State professors Sean Cassidy and Ray Esparsen.

Press release

Online Exhibits

Contact Information

Center for Arts & History

Center for Arts & History

415 Main Street

Lewiston, ID 83501

And by appointment. Please email [email protected] to schedule an appointment to visit the Beuk Aie Temple exhibit outside of the summer hours above. The Center hours are subject to change depending on staffing.