Boise’s Sesqui-shop will continue with more art, history and culture

Boise’s Department of History will extend its successful run at the Sesqui-shop in Downtown Boise with a celebration of local art, music and culture.

The department set up the shop at 1008 W. Main St. as a hub for the the Boise 150 celebration in 2013. They plan to continue a presence in the storefront with more rotating art shows, civic programs and a lecture series.

Feb. 6-March 22: Art in Traffic, a collection of the original artwork found on many of the city’s utility boxes. Opening reception is from 5 to 9 p.m. on First Thursday, Feb. 6. With music by Dan Costello.

SHOP TALK — This lecture series will seek to inspire a civic discussion about creativity and culture. Each talk starts at 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 12: “Sparking Creativity,” presented by Boise City public art manager and affiliate at Boise State’s Centre for Creativity and Innovation Karen Bubb.

Feb. 18: “Is Public Art For Me?” presented by Peggy Kendellen, Public Art Manager for Portland’s Regional Arts & Culture Council

March 13: “Creativity in the Workplace,” presented by Boise City public art manager and affiliate at Boise State’s Centre for Creativity and Innovation.

March 25: “From the Curator’s Eye,” March 25, presented by Deborah Paine, Seattle Curator and Collections Manager.

March 20-23: Historic Downtown Walking Tours are at noon and Public Art Walking Tours at 1 p.m.

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