The Veterans Park Neighborhood Association received a grant from the Mayor’s Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant Program to commission a public artwork for the new roundabout on the new 30th Street Extension/Whitewater Park Blvd at the intersection of the boulevard, Stewart Avenue and the entrance to the recently created Esther Simplot Park (ESP). Idaho artists were invited to apply for the opportunity to design the site-specific public artwork.
A neighborhood panel chose three finalists, who have created site-specific proposals. The finalists are Ken McCall/Reham Aarti, Dirk Anderson, Sr., and Black Rock Forge (Dennis & Margo Proksa). Their proposals are on view for two weeks to receive public comment, both on this blog and at Jerry’s Market on 27th St. Afterwards the panel will reconvene, consider public comment, and choose which project to build.
KEN McCALL & REHAM AARTI
BLACK ROCK FORGE (DENNIS & MARGO PROKSA)
Boise City’s public art collection of over ninety works can be found on downtown plazas and streets and in public facilities such as City Hall, Boise Airport, parks and Public Library branches. 1.4% of all eligible Boise City capital projects are set aside to invest in site-specific artwork, with all artworks chosen through a democratic selection process. Public art invigorates residential and commercial zones, developing new places of beauty and interest and adding to civic vitality.
For Questions on this and other public artworks in Boise, Idaho please contact Karen Bubb (firstname.lastname@example.org).