Tour: Downtown Boise Public Art
Thursday, October 3rd, 2018, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Karl LeClair
The City of Boise’s Department of Arts and History maintains a collection of over 700 works of public art. Downtown Boise boasts a robust concentration of works within the central business district and has been the focus of investment for the past twenty years. Join Public Art staff on a walking tour to explore and learn the story behind some of the City’s most iconic and well-loved works. The Tour will cover the Basque Block, BoDo, the Grove Plaza, Freak Alley, and Main Street Station along with other artwork within the streetscape.


“In 2001, the Boise City Council passed an ordinance directing that 1.4% of all capital project funds be set aside for the integration of public art into city facilities.” Through the Percent-for-Art program, a concept popularized in cities across the U.S., professionally produced murals, performances, sculptures, mosaics, installations, and more are systematically integrated into the Boise Airport, Boise WaterShed, Foothills Learning Center, branch libraries, fire stations, throughout the city’s magnificent parks, and integrated into the streetscapes throughout all areas of the City.


Boise Art and History Collections


Tour Details:


When: Thursday, October 3rd 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Where: Meet at City Hall 150 N Capitol Blvd

Cost: $15 for CCOB members, $20 for non-members

Tour Guide: Karl LeClair, Public Art Program Manager,

Boise City Department of Arts & History


Attendees should plan to arrive by 2:50pm. Please consider using the lavatory prior to the Tour. We recommend wearing adequate closed toed walking shoes and prepare for possible inclement weather.


Parking is available downtown in the form of street meters or garage parking. City Club will not be covering parking costs for this tour.


Pre-registration is requested, by 5 PM on Tuesday, October 1st. This event is limited to 30 attendees. As a City Club of Boise Member-Only Tour, Members are allowed to bring one guest, space permitting.


Registration Link



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City Club thanks our Premier Sponsor, Northwest Nazarene University and the NNU School of Business and our Annual sponsor, Idaho Humanities Council.


Chair: Dana Thorp Patterson