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Art on the Edge Annual Kids Carnival Saturday March 1st, 2014  This amazing annual event will take place at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds, which will be transformed into a festive circus tent atmosphere, providing a full day of interactive visual art projects, live music, theatre, and spirited dance workshops for children and families from all over our [...]

St. Vincent de Paul and Art on the Edge


St. Vincent de Paul, Mission Statement Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are in need and suffering. Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and [...]

Thank you to our sponsors!!


A BIG thank you to our sponsors who have made this years Kids’ Carnival possible. This year we will be able to share the love of art with over a thousand children with your generous support To donate, contact Jeni Riplinger at (208) 676.0917, or via email at

About Art on the Edge

      Art on the Edge (AOE) is a non-profit art program provided by St. Vincent de Paul for community youth. In 1994, AOE was born in the shelters of St. Vincent de Paul to provide homeless children an opportunity to express themselves through art. Since then, our program has expanded to include all community youth ages 6-18 and has worked with over 1,500 children. Art on the Edge engages youth and the community through after-school classes, public art, and festivals, with the mission to “provide a creative environment for all youth using art as a tool for learning problem-solving, goal-setting, community values, and increased self-esteem.” We base this on these key ideas: Art is an essential and valuable experience for children and our community. Art projects focus on the creative process. Art on the Edge provides a safe and nurturing environment for children to grow and thrive. Public art and festivals, which integrate art and youth, have the potential to change... 

Upcoming Events

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Winter Workshops

ART ON THE EDGE WINTER CLASSES Winter Workshops     ART ON THE EDGE WINTER CLASSES     Pottery with Kelsey Cordes-Snyder. Students will learn hand building techniques, coil, slab and work with different textures.Students will also have the   chance to learn wheel throwing. All pieces will be fired in our kiln and glazed to finish.  Who: Grades 3rd thru 8th  When: January 15th,22nd,29th and Feb. 5th  Where: Art on the Edge studio 1416 N 1st, CDA  Cost: $35 per student   Print...