Boise Gets New Traffic Box Art
June 01, 2012
CONTACT: Karen Bubb,
Seven new Traffic Box Art
Wraps to be celebrated.
Meet the Artists on First Thursday!
Boise-Idaho artists created unique
designs for seven traffic boxes in downtown Boise, which will be
celebrated on First Thursday, June 7th. There is no
formal tour, however artists will be at their boxes to greet
pedestrians and talk about their designs on First Thursday from
6-8pm. For many of the artists this is their first public art
New Art Wraps Unveiled June 7th:
9th & River Streets, Anna Webb
14th and Idaho Streets, Cale Cathey
14th and Main Streets, Grant Olsen
11th & Idaho Streets, Noble
11th between Main & Idaho, Dave
11th & Main Street, Joni
9th between Main and Idaho, Kirsten
Fourteen more will be unveiled in the coming months. The program
brings public art to the street, decreases graffiti, and increases
the unique character of Boise. Thirty nine boxes, in and out of
downtown, are currently wrapped. To get a walking tour map of
traffic box and transit shelter art, visit our website at www.BoiseArtsAndHistory.org.
The Mayor's Neighborhood Reinvestment Program, Capital City
Development Corporation, and Boise City provide funding for the Art
Wraps in partnership with the Downtown Boise Association and
Downtown Neighborhood Association. Other partners are Ada County
Highway District, who owns and cleans the boxes, and Boise's
Department of Arts & History, which facilitates artist
selection process and project management. Trademark Sign Company
fabricates and installs the wraps.