Visual Arts Galleries

Pend Oreille Arts Council (POAC Gallery)

The POAC Gallery is POAC’s flagship art gallery.  Most of the shows in this space are multi-disciplinary, themed, group exhibits that showcase the best that the region has to offer from artists of all ages.  It is home to POAC’s Annual Student Show for Bonner and Boundary County high school students, as well as a solo show for POAC’s Artist of the Year.   ArtWalk exhibits here for the entire summer season, but all other exhibits typically run for 4-6 weeks.

302 N. First Avenue
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Adjacent to Panida’s Little Theater                                                                                                          M-F, 8am – 5pm

Current Exhibit
May 5th- June 2nd
“Piecing it Together”

Columbia Bank

As POAC’s largest gallery, covering all three floors of the Columbia Bank Atrium, this gallery is loved by many of our artists for its flattering lighting, spacious museum-like atmosphere, and opening night receptions artfully catered by Tango Cafe.  This space has been known to exhibit up to 175 pieces of art at a time, including Sandpoint’s largest paintings, sculptures, and quilts.  This gallery is perfect if you want to see a lot of art during a short visit to town.  Four exhibits, including ArtWalk, are shown here annually, each for three months.

414 Church Street
Sandpoint, ID 83864
M–F, 8am – 5pm

Current Exhibit
March 17th – June 2nd
“100 Member Celebration”

Columbia Bank Community Plaza

The Community Plaza gallery is POAC’s special exhibit gallery.  We are occasionally contacted by an artist or teacher who has participated in or organized an interesting artistic project and is seeking a venue in which to share it.  Directly across the street from Farmin Park, this space is in the heart of town and perfect for small and special shows.  If you are interested in using the Community Plaza gallery to showcase your special project, please share your idea with us using the contact form.  Please note that priority scheduling is given to POAC supporters, so become a supporter today!

231 N. 3rd Avenue
Sandpoint, ID 83864                                                                                                                                   Hours: M-F, 8:30am – 4pm

Current Exhibit
To be announced

Ancillary Galleries

POAC maintains gallery exhibits in 10 additional “ancillary galleries” in Sandpoint, Ponderay, Dover, and Sagle.  These venues allow people who would not typically seek out arts experiences to experience art in the places that they frequent in daily life.  With varying hours and locations, these venues are often visited by local residents as well as tourists.  They provide excellent opportunities for artists with medium-to-large bodies of work to display solo shows.  Banner Bank, Monarch Mountain Coffee, both Mountain West Banks, Northern Lights, and P1FCU are all on three months rotations.  Dover City Hall and Edwards Jones are rotated once a year.

Banner Bank

605 N. 5th Ave.
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Hours: M–F, 9am – 5pm

Current Exhibit
Feb. 13th 2017 – May 12th 2017
“Quilt Show” by Sue Graves

Dover City Hall

699 Lakeshore Ave.
Dover, ID 83825
Hours: M–F, 9am – 4pm

Current Exhibit                                                                                                                           02/26/2016 – 02/24/2017
Susan Beard Photography and Joanne Cannon Photography 

Edward Jones- Ponderay

477100 Highway 95, Suite B
Ponderay, ID 83852
Hours: M–F, 8am – 4:30pm

Current Exhibit
April 2nd 2017- August 2017
 Clint Crawford

302 Main Street
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Hours: M-F  8am – 5pm

Current Exhibit
Nov. 2016 – Nov. 2017
Don Fisher Photography and Maria Trujillo Photography

Monarch Mountain Coffee

208 N. Fourth Ave.
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Hours: M-F, 7am – 5pm; Weekends, 7am – 4pm

Current Exhibit
Dec. 1st – March 10th
Daris Judd – paintings

Mountain West Bank- Ponderay

476655 Hwy 95
Ponderay, ID 83852
(208) 255-1176
Hours: M – T, 9am – 5pm  Fri. 9am – 6pm

Current Exhibit
March 10th 2017 – June 10th 2017
Kathy Gorup

Mountain West Bank- Sandpoint

1323 Highway 2
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Hours: M – T, 9am – 5pm  Fri. 9am – 6pm

Current Exhibit
March 10th 2017 – June 10th 2017
Kathy Gorup, Susan Kirkpatrick, Stephen Nelson, Rob Payne

Northern Lights

421 Chevy Street
Sagle, ID 83860
Hours: M – F, 8am – 5pm

Current Exhibit
Sept. 13th 2016 – Sept 8th 2017
Joanne Cannon Photography 

Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union

476864 Highway 95 Ste. D
Ponderay, ID 83852
(208) 255-5493
M – T, 9am – 5:30pm  Fri. 9am – 6pm

Current Exhibit
March 23rd 2017-July 10th 2017
David Kite Photography