Stephanie Johnson, Public Art Program Manager


Stephanie Johnson (she/her) leads the Public Art Program through the creation and management of public art opportunities that contribute to a unique sense of place and cultural vibrancy in Idaho's capital city. Alongside a growing team, she manages public art projects funded by the City of Boise’s Percent For Art ordinance, by Capital City Development Corporation, and in collaboration with community organizations.

Born and raised in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, Stephanie holds a master’s degree in Arts Administration with a focus in Museum Studies from the University of Oregon. As an undergraduate, she studied Anthropology and Archaeology with a minor in Scandinavian Studies which led her to spend a semester at the University of Oslo in Norway.

Prior to joining the department, Stephanie served at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, the Western Heritage Museum & Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center & Museum, and the Willamette Heritage Center. She transitioned into the realm of public art when she joined the Arts Council of Lake Oswego as the Public Art and Program Manager. In this role, she curated exhibitions and the rotating Gallery Without Walls public art program.

Stephanie enjoys long bicycle rides on a country road, thrift store shopping, horseback riding, and the occasional creative obsession.