On Saturday, the City of Boise will open the James Castle House to the public after three years of renovation. The site was home to James Castle for more than half of his life; the hearing-impaired artist was self-taught and used his drawings to communicate with others. In the forty years since his death, his work has been on exhibition around the world and pieces have sold for thousands.
Recently, a trove of never-before seen paintings and drawings were found in a wall during the renovation. Rachel Reichert, cultural sites manager and Kristen Hill, the cultural program coordinator with the James Castle House to learn about the building's legacy and the life of James Castle.