Category Archives: PUBLIC ART

Eco-Art on 8th

Eco-Art on 8th By Karen Bubb, Public Art manager The Eco-Art Projects on 8th is a collection of public artworks  commissioned by Capital City Development Corporation, Boise City, and GreenWorks Idaho. This collection of,  permanent, site-specific artwork integrates environmental and … Continue reading

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Boise’s World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial Complete

Boise’s World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial Complete By Karen Bubb, Public Arts Manager There are over 700 recorded 9/11 memorials in the United States, many with remnants of the World Trade Center towers, as Boise has received. Some of these … Continue reading

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Creative Opportunities Keep Tony Caprai in Boise

Creative Opportunities Keep Tony Caprai in Boise by Karen Bubb, Public Arts Manager After graduating from Boise State University with a B.A. in Visual Arts in 2010, Tony Caprai was on the lookout for chances to practice his craft. He … Continue reading

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BSU Geothermal Public Art Project Proposals Open For Public Comment

Boise City’s Public Works Department and Boise State University are partnering to commission a public art project to celebrate the use of geothermal water on campus. The committee organizing the project has identified the desired site for the new artwork, … Continue reading

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“Virgo,” a Public Artwork by Amy Westover & McKibben | Cooper Architects

“Virgo,” a Public Artwork by Amy Westover & McKibben | Cooper Architects by Karen Bubb, Public Arts Manager If, on the night of the upcoming autumnal equinox (September 23), you stood at the intersection of 8th and Front Streets in … Continue reading

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What does Boise look like through the eyes of local artists?

  What does Boise look like through the eyes of local artists? By Karen Bubb, Public Arts Manager In 2012, for 150 days photographer Ellen Crosby stood on a trail of the Military Reserve above St. Luke’s Hospital and photographed the … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos

For indigenous Mesoamericans the end of the harvest season brought a celebration of, and a communion with ancestors that had passed through this life and into the afterlife.  After the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1519, the month-long celebration was … Continue reading

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Public Art Proposals for the Whitewater Park Blvd. Roundabout

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 … Continue reading

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Ivy Wild Streetcar Station Dedication

This week the City of Boise dedicated its newest public art installation at Ivy Wild Park.  The ghost-like streetcar structure was installed next to one of Boise’s last remaining trolley stations in existence today.  Together they are dedicated to the … Continue reading

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Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center Earth Node Public Art Proposals

The City of Boise, in partnership with the McCord Family, who is providing funding, is commissioning an artwork for the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center. The work will represent “earth” and will join two other public artworks at the Center … Continue reading

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