The aim of art is to represent not
the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance - Aristotle
Mountain Home Arts Council

Mountain Home Arts Council, INC.

"Our performance season is made possible by a generous community of funders who support our efforts to promote & present varied artistic and cultural events. Please join us in thanking them for their support of the arts and their commitment to arts education."


Upcoming Events


Mountain Home, ID—The Cottonwood Collective, Elmore Books, and the Literary Committee of the Mountain Home Arts Council are hosting an open mic night on Friday, March 17, in the new stage area at the back of the art, book, & collectables store (230 N 2nd E). Writers, poets, and singer/songwriters are invited to share their art. Sign-ups will begin at 6:30 pm—first come, first serve—and the program at 7 pm. While this is an open event aimed at showcasing local artists and fostering creative expression, we ask that performers keep in mind that the Cottonwood Collective is a family friendly business. Performance time: 5 to 7 minutes.

About the Cottonwood Collective with Elmore Books & More: The mission of the Cottonwood Collective (230 N. 2nd E. St., Mountain Home) is to promote the work of local artisans and provide the community a welcoming place to purchase exceptional gifts and discerning fine art; to create a comfortable place to gather and to learn through classes, events, and shared conversations. Elmore Books & More sells new and used books. For more information, contact the Cottonwood Collective at 587-6659.

Open Mic
The Idaho Humanities Council (IHC), the statewide nonprofit organization devoted to enhancing public awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the humanities in Idaho, awarded $68,165 in grants to organizations and individuals this spring, 2016. Thirty-four awards include 26 grants for public humanities programs, seven Teacher Incentive Grants, and one Planning Grant. The competitive grants were supported in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and IHC's Endowment for Humanities Education. The Mountain Home Arts Council was awarded and received $1,000 for a community reading project featuring Sue Monk Kidd's novel The Secret Life of Bees. A performance based on the book by Literature to Life was presented to the community and to students at the Mtn. Home High School who read the book in English classes this school year.
Literary Arts Committee Offers Writers Grant

Gearing up for our annual Patron Drive, our largest fundraiser of the season. If you would like to be involved, donate, or know what is going on in the season, you can be added to our email list. Send your info to