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News Release

Fly fishing tribute is part of new exhibit at Center for Arts & History

LEWISTON, Idaho – The exhibit “Art on the Fly” that pays tribute to fly fishing will be on display through Aug. 18 at the Lewis-Clark State College Center for Arts & History, located at 415 Main St. in Lewiston.

The exhibit includes historic, rare, educational, and craftsman-quality fly fishing equipment and traditional artwork. The exhibit coincides with “Rivers & Vines Plein Air Exhibition” and shares the rivers and waterways as a common theme.

Five programs will be held at the Center in conjunction with the fly fishing exhibit. They include:

  • Aug. 8, 4:30 p.m.: “A River Runs Through It” by Norman Maclean, literary reading by former Idaho Writer in Residence, Bill Johnson
  • Aug. 9, 6 p.m.: Fly-tying demonstrations and reception with showing of “A River Runs Through It” at 7 p.m. with follow-up discussion led by Bill Johnson. A no-host bar and light refreshments available
  • Aug. 11, 1  p.m.: Second Saturday Family Art Day with fly-tying crafts and fly-tying demonstrations
  • Aug. 15, 7 p.m.: “Women and Fly Fishing – not just a man’s sport” panel discussion on opportunities for women to get involved with fly fishing throughout the region

The exhibit and programming is funded through grants from US Bank and ARTS Idaho.

The Center is open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and features free admission but donations are welcome. For more information about the exhibitions or to schedule a docent tour, visit or call 208-792-2247.