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Buy Idaho calendar to highlight artist's work

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Posted at 1:36 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 15:36:40-04

Buy Idaho has partnered with iconic Idaho artist Ward Hooper to create a 30th Anniversary commemorative calendar.

“Each month depicts an Idaho image from Ward’s collection of work. The artist created a unique design exclusively for Buy Idaho that appears on the cover and in the anniversary month of October. The custom design depicts two mountain peaks, representative of the twin peaks branded in the Buy Idaho logo,” said Buy Idaho Executive Director Sandy Anderson.

"This is the first time a calendar of my work has been available to the public with so many of my images in one collection", Hooper stated.

Buy Idaho, Inc. is a not-for-profit, membership association, founded in 1986. In anticipation of the 30th anniversary celebration in October, Buy Idaho will host a Calendar Release Party at the Ward Hooper Gallery at 745 W. Idaho St. in downtown Boise on June 2, during First Thursday.

The commemorative calendars will be available for sale for the first time for $20. Potter Wines will spice up the night with jalapeno wine tastings paired with made in Idaho chocolates from Arno Connection Perfection in Twin Falls, Idaho. Local, live entertainment will also be performing throughout the evening.

The calendars will be sold through 2016 at the Ward Hooper Gallery and additional retail locations statewide.

Visit www.buyidaho.org for additional locations and wholesale opportunities.

“We are thrilled that Ward agreed to partner with us for this project,” Anderson said. “His work celebrates the culture and lifestyle of Idaho. The calendar is a great way to pay tribute to our state and Buy Idaho’s thirty years of promoting Idaho products and services.”

Buy Idaho is a non-profit, member based organization, with over 1,100 members statewide.

The Buy Idaho showroom is located at 404 S. 8th St., Suite B-128 in downtown Boise, Idaho.