Going Public

Level Up: Going Public - Public Art Learning Series

Ever wondered what it takes to be a public artist? We invite members of the creative community to join us for Level Up: Going Public, a four-part professional development series offered to local artists aspiring to gain insight into the public art process and become impactful leaders in climate action. *Admission is FREE* but spots for the workshops are limited! Reserve your place today for the whole series or just one. 


Spring 2024

Launch Party
Public Art Foundations
Public Artist Industry Night

Fall 2024 (Dates TBA)

Art of Sustainability: Artists Inspiring Eco-Consciousness
Leveraging Cross-Professional Collaboration

Launch Party

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Form & Function (511 W Broad St., Boise, ID)

Join us on Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., at Form & Function (511 W Broad St.) to kick off a four-part public art learning series, each with a different theme offering tools, resources, and opportunities for growth and connection. Network with fellow artists and professionals, expand your understanding of the role of public art, and gain insights into the planning and execution of public art projects at the intersection of art and the environment. Admission is FREE, no registration required. Light refreshments will be served.

Public Art Foundations

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Trailhead (500 S 8th St., Boise, ID)

Join us on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at Trailhead (500 S 8th St.) for an enlightening workshop to learn about Boise's Public Art program and demystify the public art process. Dive into the artist call and discover what it takes to submit a compelling application. This is your chance to:

Whether you’re taking your first step into the public art realm or looking to refine your approach, this session will equip you with actionable steps to enhance your career in public art. 

Admission is FREE, but registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. The Public Art Foundations workshop is an in-person event. The session will be recorded and made available on YouTube.

Public Artist Industry Night

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Delia Dante Gallery: Fire Fusion Studio (1322 W Main St, Boise, ID)

Join us on Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., at Delia Dante Gallery: Fire Fusion Studio (1322 W Main St, Boise, ID) for a panel discussion and open-house networking event bringing together creatives and local arts organizations from diverse backgrounds and skill levels to socialize, collaborate, and connect.

Glean insights from our esteemed panel of professional public artists:

The panel will be moderated by:

Professional artists of all disciplines and experience levels are welcome! Admission is FREE, but registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. The Public Artist Industry Night is an in-person event. The panel discussion will be recorded and made available on YouTube.

Art of Sustainability: Artists Inspiring Eco-Consciousness

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Learn how Boise is addressing Climate Action within the arts through discussions with public artists who inspire eco-consciousness through their work. Explore sustainable practices within art-making as well as upcoming opportunities to participate in environmental art with the City of Boise.

Leveraging Cross-Professional Collaboration

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Attend a dynamic panel discussion with STEAM professionals comprised of local artists, scientists, planners, and members of the Public Works Climate Action Team. Explore innovative ways to collaborate across professions and learn how art can amplify larger goals and values within these fields. The event will culminate with the announcement of a Public Works Public Art artist call.

In our commitment to engaging everyone, the City of Boise is actively removing barriers to participation, including for our residents with disabilities and those who prefer a language other than English. If you need an accommodation to access City of Boise’s services, programs, or activities, please contact us at artsandhistory@cityofboise.org or 208-680-7050 (TTY 800-377-3529).

En nuestro compromiso por lograr la participación de todos, la Ciudad de Boise está eliminando activamente las barreras a la participación, incluso para nuestros residentes con discapacidades y aquellos que prefieren un idioma distinto del inglés. Si necesita una adaptación para acceder a los servicios, programas o actividades de la Ciudad de Boise, póngase en contacto con nosotros en artsandhistory@cityofboise.org o en el 208-680-7050 (TTY 800-377-3529).