Rachel Reichert, Cultural Sites Manager

Rachel Reichert is a social practice artist, preservationist, and leader with over a decade of experience connecting people to community and a builder of beloved places and programs.

With work and projects appearing in the New York Times, Monocle 24, Metalsmith Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Hyperallergic, and other media outlets, Rachel Reichert's work blur the line between art, preservation, and community engagement. She develops history-rich community projects, educational programs, research, writing, and consults for individuals and organizations that aspire to connect more authentically with the people and places they surround.

She directs the City of Boise's Cultural Sites program, including the James Castle House (home of self-taught, American artist James Castle) and the Erma Hayman House (a site that serves to discuss racial discrimination, discriminatory policy, and city-building that shaped the daily lives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in Boise.) The Cultural Sites program supports artist residencies, community programs, preservation, and social justice advocacy.

She co-founded the Atlanta School, an experimental art education and artist residency program in Atlanta, Idaho. Reichert actively consults, teaches, and writes through her studio practice at Studio Reichert. 

She holds a position as an Executive Committee member for the National Trust For Historic Preservation's Historic Artist Homes & Studios program through 2022.

RReichert@cityofboise.org, 208-608-7046