Linen District Fence Public Art Call






DEADLINE: February 12th, 2020 at 1 pm Local Time



The City of Boise Department of Arts and History invites artists to apply for an opportunity to create artwork to be installed on the Linen District Fence.  One artist may be selected and paid $4,000 to create four 2’ x 4’ works.

The Department will provide the four wooden panels to the artist. The selected artist is welcome to choose their preferred medium but must ensure the materials can endure outdoor conditions for a year. The site is located on the black fence, west of the Linen Building, on Grove Street between 14th and 15th Streets. There are four 2' x 4' frameworks where the completed artworks will be installed. The artworks will be displayed in this location for one year, after which the artwork may be incorporated into the City of Boise’s Portable Works Collection. The Portable Works collection consists of framed artworks that are exhibited throughout Boise’s public facilities.


  1. Submit Applications to the Boise City Department of Arts & History 150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, Idaho, 83702. The submission package or envelope SHOULD BE SEALED and PLAINLY MARKED with the following:

Department of Arts & History
150 N. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702
Linen District Fence Artwork


  1. Via E-mail to
    • The subject line MUST READ:  Linen District Fence Artwork. File names (JPEGS, Proposals, Resume, etc.) shall be named LINEN and Artist name (example: LINEN-102Smith).  All application materials must be submitted in one email with all images and documents included as attachments, not embedded in the email message. PDFs will not be accepted.


We encourage persons with disabilities and those who require language assistance to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing an accommodation, please contact Jennifer Yribar, 208-608-751 or email, as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the application is due. To request assistance, you may also dial TTY 1-800-377-3529.