Idaho’s capital city comes to life with a magnetic array of public art. There’s nowhere more exciting than the City’s core, with creative works that disrupt our routines; asking us to celebrate, to remember, to poke fun at and invest personal energy into this place that we love.
Here, you will find numerous and varied pieces of beautiful work, ranging from intricate sculptures to collage murals and pops of color on traffic boxes, all with Idahoan tendencies and amazing artists who created them. As you take youself on this tour, keep your eyes open, these works are tucked naturally and effortlessly into the layout of our city center. If you blink you might miss something beautiful. Find your favorites!
This guide features 10 selected artworks in Downtown Boise.
1. Traffic Box Art Wrap, Various Artists
2. Boise Visual Chronicle, Various Artists
3. River Sculpture, 1999, Alison Sky
Grove Hotel Corner of Front & Capitol Blvd.
4. Alley History, 1992, Kerry Moosman
9th St. between Bannock and Idaho St.
5. Boise Totems, 1993, Rod Kagan
Corner of 8th and Idaho St.
6. Spring Run, 1994, Marilyn Lysohir
Plaza 121, 121 9th St.
7. Grove Street Illuminated, 2003, Amy Westover
Grove & 9th St.
8. Bike Trio, 2013, David Cole & Michael Brown
Linen Building, 14th & Grove St.
9. Spanish Village; Jesus Urquides, 2013, Dwaine Carver
101 E. Warmsprings
10. Penny Postcard: Hometown Greeting, 2004, Mark Baltes
Boise City Hall, Capitol Blvd. & Idaho St.
Click here for a full list of the collection: Downtown Boise Art