Public Art

Public Art
4:25 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

After Criticism, Boise Searches For An Idaho Artist

The "Boise Globe" was one of the finalists for the City Hall project. Because the artist team was not from Idaho, this and two other proposals drew public scrutiny. The selection process is starting over.
Credit Volkan Alkanoglu Design

Boise’s arts and history department is calling – again – for artists to submit sculpture proposals for a revamped City Hall Plaza. The announcement comes after the Capital City Development Corporation [CCDC] threw out the finalists the city had previously endorsed.

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Public Art
11:45 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Wanted: Idaho Artists

The "Boise Globe" is one of the finalists for the City Hall project. The artist team for this proposal is from Atlanta, which has spurred some questions from the public.
Credit Volkan Alkanoglu Design

Boise is looking for artists to create the city’s first sculpture on a traffic roundabout. The Department of Arts and History is accepting proposals for a project at the new 30th Street extension.

If selected, the artist will be paid $30,000 through a neighborhood reinvestment grant.  

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Public Art
9:52 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Boise Wants Your Opinion On New Public Art Proposals

Entitled "Eyrie," this steel sculpture is from an artist team in Houston. They took natural inspiration to create the nest-like design.
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Boise is preparing to get some new art at City Hall. A panel of city officials has selected three sculpture projects, and now it’s the public’s turn to comment. Boise residents have until May 28 to make their opinion known about the $200,000 project.

Karen Bubb is the public arts manager at the Department of Arts and History. She says one of the three sculptures will replace the fountain and flag poles in front of city hall next year.

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8:13 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Freak Alley Gallery Breathes Life Into Boise's Art Scene

Ann Lotero's mural depicts things that run through her head while she dreams. It's her second mural in the Freak Alley Gallery.
Jessica Murri

Ten years ago, Freak Alley Gallery started when a local artist painted inside an alley doorway in downtown Boise. Today, the gallery stretches the length of the alley, and a nearby parking lot.

Over 80 artists gathered last week to paint on the alley walls between 8th and 9th Street, and Bannock and Idaho. Artists cover the aging brick and crumbling cement with all styles of mural. Some look realistic, others cartoonish, others urban, like graffiti.

But Freak Alley Gallery isn’t graffiti.

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