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Holding What Can’t Be Held @ Ming Studios
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 10:00 pm

Third Annual Exhibition Holding What Can’t Be Held at MING Studios

Opening Event: August 9th, 7pm at MING studios

Exhibition Runs: August 9th – September 29th

In 2017, with the help of nuclear watchdog group the Snake River Alliance, ten local and international artists toured the radioactive ‘clean-up’ sites at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). They watched the exhumation of plutonium contaminated waste that was buried sixty years ago in unlined pits directly above the Snake River Aquifer, the sole source of drinking water for 300,000 Idahoans.

Now, after one year of processing, the artists are presenting their work: a continuing chronicle of the nuclear age and its impossible conundrums, such as how to deal with substances whose radioactivity will outlast any container that we could make to hold it.

This year’s artists are: Kate Walker, Shawn Edrington, Kirsten Furlong, Marc Herbst, Caroline Earley, William Lewis, Rachel Reichert, Karl LeClair, Amy O’Brien and Tim Andreae.


HOLDING WHAT CAN’T BE HELD Fundraising Dinner and Art Auction 2018 @ MING Studios
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Dine in an outdoor courtyard beside the gallery space and meet the artists of this compelling exhibition.

Enjoy the DJ stylings of “The Professor” Jonathan Sadler, a glass of wine or hard cider, and a spectacular dinner of all local food prepared by Peaceful Belly Farm. Meat and vegetarian options will be available as well as dessert. All is gluten free except the cookies! Selected exhibition pieces will be available for auction or purchase.

Proceeds will support Holding What Cant Be Held 2019.

On The Tracks: A Conversation @ MING Studios
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a conversation between two anti nuclear activists who have been protesting the existence of nuclear weapons, nuclear power and battling the movement of nuclear waste across state lines for decades.

Beatrice Brailsford is currently the Nuclear Programs Director for the Snake River Alliance and Chuck David is a member of the Rocky Flats Truth Force, a grass-roots violent anti-nuclear group. The talk will be presented alongside an assemblage of nuclear protest objects in an art installation inspired by the activists.

Moderated by artist Amy O’Brien.

Don’t Waste Idaho Petition Delivery @ Idaho State Capitol
Oct 11 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Please join us at the Statehouse in Boise as we deliver the petitions to Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.

You and 3000 other concerned people have signed the petition asking the Attorney General to oppose shipments of nuclear waste from Hanford, WA.

It’s time to show the AG how much support there is for the 1995 Nuclear Settlement Agreement that tightly restricts shipment of nuclear waste to Idaho.

Join us for our Annual Boise Fall Harvest Dinner @ Ahavath Beth Israel
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate Autumn with the Alliance this November!

Warm yourself with lively flavors of  Goodness Land   أرض الخير     Arabic cuisine, savor a glass wine, beer or hot cider, dessert, boogie to the Country Club, and check out the great goods at the silent auction all at Ahavath Beth Israel in Boise. 

  • Members $20
  • Non-members $25
  • Youth 5-17 $10
  • Veterans and Children under 5 FREE

Buy your tickets here or please RSVP by email or phone – (208) 344-9161 or

Thank you to our donors and community partners! 



Nov 13 @ 7:03 pm – 8:03 pm

Coming up… #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving!

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Consider giving your family and friends the gift of membership this season while at the same time protecting Idaho’s largest freshwater aquifer from nuclear waste and promoting clean energy.

A Thanksgiving for our Volunteers @ Burger N' Brew
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join us as we appreciate our 2018 Boise volunteers!

Whether you are one of our superstar volunteers or you’d if like to buy your favorite volunteer a drink, we’d love to see you!


Women’s March on Idaho @ Capitol Building
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you are going to the Women’s March on Idaho this weekend, stop by our informational booth and see how you can help protect Idaho from the dangers of nuclear waste.

The march is being organized by People for Unity, a student lead group that encourages students and youth to get involved and change the world.

So drop by and see what you can do to help change the world by learning about nuclear weapons, nuclear energy and the inevitable waste that follows. You can help protect our children, our water and ultimately our planet. Together we can make a difference.

LINE Commission meeting @ Idaho State Capitol
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Join us while we attend the LINE (Leadership in Nuclear Energy) commission meeting Wednesday. You can come to parts of the meeting or make it a day.

See the link for the agenda >>  LINE-Agenda-1.23.19

We hope to see you there!

Treefort Music Festival
Mar 22 all-day

Treefort LogoSnake River Alliance has been invited to have an info booth at the Treefort Music Festival in Boise this year!

We will be celebrating our recent big win – stopping Department of Energy’s (DOE) plan to ship nuclear waste through our communities for treatment at Idaho National Lab (INL). You can also learn about DOE’s collaboration with private companies to build nuclear reactors in Idaho at INL, why it makes no sense and how we will fight it.

We want to share our work with new faces and to see our longtime friends too so please stop by between 12-8pm on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and see what you can do to help protect Idaho and our water from nuclear waste.

Although we have already filled our table with eager helpers, there may still be opportunities to volunteer with the Treefort Green Team. Contact Bri Moore at to learn more.