Category Archives: PUBLIC ART

What is culture?

What is culture?  By Karen Bubb, Public Art Manager What is culture? Where do you find culture in Boise? What Boise-based cultural experiences work? What Boise-based cultural experiences are not working? What cultural experiences would you like to see? These … Continue reading

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INTERSECTION: Archives as Artistic Inspiration

INTERSECTION: Archives as Artistic Inspiration By Amy Fackler, Cultural Programs Manager Every now and again, you chance upon something that connects the dots and solidifies a nebulous vision that has remained murky or difficult to articulate. Such a thing happened … Continue reading

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An International “Little Free Public Library”

An International “Little Free Public Library” by Karen Bubb, Public Art Manager Boise City Department of Arts & History (A&H) sponsors an eight- week “Public Art Academy” each year to train local artists how to compete better in the public … Continue reading

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Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council

Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Council by Karen Bubb, Public Art Manager The Public Art Network (PAN) is the only national professional network dedicated to advancing public art. As part of the Americans for the Arts, headquartered in … Continue reading

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River Sculpture Renovation

River Sculpture Renovation By Karen Bubb, Public Art Manager The River Sculpture was installed sixteen years ago. In 1998, public art was a fairly new program in the City of Trees. Keepsies, Great Blues, and the Miner around the Grove; Alley History … Continue reading

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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 Art 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 Art 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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