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Flying Books

Art on the Edge Annual Summer Camp July 21st-25th 2014  July 21st-25th will be the AOE annual summer camp. Sharalee Howard, local artist and book maker, will be our featured artist. This five day camp will have three activities the participants will engage in. The first will be a class in creative writing and story development, the [...]

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


Fall Workshops

ART ON THE EDGE FALL CLASSES Fall Workshops   Art on the Edge Fall Program 2014      The Ties that Bind us: A community building project Take part in a special series of classes designed to build community and foster relationships with those around us. Phase 1: Clay island sculptures. If you could build a perfect world all your own, what would it have on it? Let your imagination lead the way as you use hand building techniques to create a island all your own. The surprise...