James Castle is one of the most unlikely and enigmatic American artists of the twentieth century. He was born on a farm in Garden Valley, 50 miles northwest of this site, and lived there and in Star, Idaho during his youth, before moving to this house with his family in 1931. The James Castle House stands today as a testament to the artist's unique talent and artistic legacy.
Image courtesy of Tom Trusky Papers, Special Collections and Archives, Boise State UniversityLearn More
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Our small boutique General Store, located inside the James Castle House, carries books and gifts inspired by James Castle and his house. Purchases at the General Store help fund programming, including the residency programs, free tours and talks, and ongoing conservation of the historic outbuildings. Shop online starting in December!Learn More