Fall is a perfect time for exploring the eclectic range of area antique and vintage shops
Does the thrill of the hunt get you going? Do you revel in rummaging through piles? Then Coeur d’Alene is your ideal hunting grounds for all things vintage, collectible and DIY-ready.
CISCO’S (220 N. Fourth St.) specializes in “rare and exceptional,” including more than 8,000 Native American and Western genre items of a bygone time. From belt buckles to baskets and lodge furnishings to firearms, Cisco’s keeps the lore of the West alive. Also downtown, try CROW’S NEST ANTIQUES (416 E. Sherman Ave.) for rows of items from teapots to turquoise jewelry. And nearby, visit ANGEL GALLERY FINE ART & ANTIQUES (416 E. Sherman Ave.), which is chock full of clever curiosities, locally made artwork and assorted antiques.
Head north on Fourth Street to Midtown for a plethora of places that cater to treasure-seekers. LOOKING GLASS ANTIQUES (848 N. Fourth St.) is a collection of vendors sharing their wares with a homey, welcoming vibe where looking is half the fun. Nearby is PARIS ANTIQUES (1815 N. Fourth St.), where you’re sure to find something new every day.
There is such a thing as too much junk, which is why the owners at JUNK in Midtown relocated and expanded to a much, much larger place recently. Plan on spending at least half a day exploring the 15,000 square feet of fabulous finds at MIDTOWN MARKET HOME & VINTAGE (1003 N. Fourth St.).
The Midtown corridor along Third and Fourth streets is home to numerous thrift stores, as well, where you just might find a vintage item the other stores have missed. Check out GOODWILL (1621 N. Third St.), HUMANE SOCIETY THRIFT SHOP (916 N. Third St.), HOSPICE THRIFT SHOP (1823 N. Fourth St.) and IDAHO YOUTH RANCH THRIFT STORE (845 N. Fourth St.) — all places where shopping is a win-win for shoppers and the organizations that benefit from them.
For an even bigger cache of cool stuff, mark your calendar for the REBEL JUNK VINTAGE MARKET (rebeljunk.com) on Nov. 8-9 at Kootenai County Fairgrounds (tickets $5-$10).
Community Appreciation Day
Save money, have fun and help local food banks when you play at Silverwood this weekend. General admission is only $38, and Silverwood will donate $4 from each adult ticket and $1 from each $21 senior/youth ticket to help local food banks. Save even more when you purchase your tickets online.
Celebrate the last Artwalk of the summer in beautiful downtown Coeur d’Alene. Enjoy regionally and nationally acclaimed artists, along with wine and live music as you explore over two dozen locations showcasing sculptures, paintings and prints. Free; 5-8 pm; download a map of locations at artsandculturecda.org/artwalk.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 brothers and the coat of many colors. The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads, to country-Western and calypso. $23-25; Thursday-Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm; Lake City Playhouse.