Category Archives: PUBLIC ART

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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Airport Pedestrian Bridge Public Art Proposals

The City of Boise is commissioning an artwork for the pedestrian bridge between the second floor of the parking garage and the terminal building. The public is invited to comment on proposals by three artists, who were chosen through a … Continue reading

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Boise City Hall Plaza Public Art Proposals

In conjunction with structural renovations to the Boise City Hall plaza, Boise City is commissioning a significant new work of public art. Boise City released a national Request for Qualifications in November 2012. Fifty-four artists applied. A selection panel made up of representatives … Continue reading

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Airport Mural Public Art Proposals

The City of Boise is commissioning a mural to commemorate BOISE 150 for Boise Airport’s ticketing lobby. The public is invited to comment on proposals by three Idaho artists, who were chosen through a national public process by a selection … Continue reading

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