Public Works (of Art) 

If you live in Boise, you are automatically a collector

As Boise evolves, so grows its public arts program. This is largely because in 2001 the city implemented the "Percent for Art" ordinance, which dedicates 1 percent of the total cost of capital improvement projects within city limits to the Boise City Department of Arts and History.

As a result, Arts & History has grown by leaps and bounds, turning a retail space in downtown Boise into the Sesqui-Shop during the 150th anniversary of the founding of the city, preserving the home of Boise artist James Castle and establishing an arts grant program that has funded 355 people and organizations to the tune of $1.125 million since 1997.

Most visible, however, is its public art collection, now worth approximately $4.2 million. It's everywhere, from emblems mounted on the side of the highway to murals and sculptures that greet visitors to the City of Trees at the airport. Below are some of the newest additions to the sprawling collection and where you can see them.

Valley Regional Transit Main Street Station

Corner of Eighth and Main

"Keep Moving People"—Stephanie Inman

"In Our Own Backyard"—Amy Cheng

"Color Passages"—Stephanie Inman

"Moments in Transition"—John Francis

"Rhythm of the Road"—TAG Historical Research, Stephanie Inman

Library at Bown Crossing

2153 E. Riverwalk Drive

"Vox Poplar"—Janet Zwieg

Fire Station Eight

3575 W. Overland Road

"Five Minutes"—Mark Baltes, Ken McCall, Leslie Dixon

Rhodes Park

1555 W. Front St.

"Integration"—Sector 17

"States of Flow"—Perri Howard

"Finch Tower"—Stephanie Inman

"Rhodes Park Historic Signage"— Stephanie Inman

"Rhodes"—Trademark Creative

Boise Watershed River Campus

11818 W. Joplin Road

"Artist on Design Team"—Amy Westover

"Headwaters"—Matt Grover

"Fluxion"—Byron Folwell

"Mapping Infrastructure"—Amy Westover, Dwaine Carver

"A Perfect World"—Reham Aarti

"Wading In"—Michael Anderson

"Beaver Dams"—Ken McCall

"Interpretive Signage"—Stephanie Inman, Ken McCall

"H2O"—Patrick Zentz

"Enviroguard Pipe Tree"—Irene Deely

Boise State University

1010 S. Euclid Ave.

"Transference"—Ken McCall, Leslie Dixon

I-84 Broadway Interchange

East- and west-bound exit ramps

"Cottonwood Leaves"—Matt Grover

Whittier Elementary School

301 N. 29th St.

"Drawing Lessons"—Dennis and Margo Proska

Whitewater Park Boulevard Roundabout

Intersection of Whitewater Park Boulevard and Stewart Avenue

"Watershoot"—Dirk Anderson

Traffic Boxes

Various locations, various artists, to be wrapped summer 2017

Northview and Milwaukee streets—Lindsey Loch, James Lloyd

McMillan and Maple Grove roads—Connie Wood

Cassia and Orchard streets— Lisa Flowers Ross

Clark and Orchard streets— Samuel Paden

Gary Lane and Gillis Drive— Kevin McCain

State Street and Gary Lane— Kay Seurat

Overland Road and Owyhee Street—Jacob Diaz

Vista Avenue and Targee Street—Mary Stewart

Vista Avenue and Canal Street—Bobby Gaytan

Broadway Avenue and Myrtle Street—Claire Remsberg

13th and Bannock streets— Toby Davis

Third and Main streets— Robert Matejcek

Ninth and Fulton streets—James Talbot

Grove and 13th streets—Shelley Jund

Grove and 15th streets—Los Dos

11th and Myrtle streets—Missy Cory

River and 13th streets—Cassie Phippen

River and 15th streets—Lorelle Rau

River and 16th streets—Emma Hood

Shoreline Drive and Americana Boulevard—Suzanne Chetwood

Fifth and Bannock streets—Anne Boyles

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