The city of Boise has invited artists from all types of disciplines, including landscape design, glass, metal, architecture, painting, sculpture, graphic design and mixed-media, to participate in an art project that will serve as a boundary between Whittier Elementary School and the future Whitewater Park Boulevard.
All other members of the community are also invited to attend a half-day “charette” – a discussion to generate ideas for the project.
Ada County Highway District plans to build Whitewater Park Boulevard between 30th Street on the east and the Boise River, Quinn’s Pond and future Esther Simplot Park to the west. Crews began work on the project Feb. 1, and are scheduled to finish this fall.
The concept behind the art project is to “reflect the character of the diverse neighborhood,” surrounding the road project, according to a news release.
The charette starts at 8:30 a.m. March 9 and goes until 1 p.m. at Whittier Elementary School, 301 N. 29th St., in Boise. Breakfast and snacks will be provided. Sponsors include the Boise School District, as well as Starbucks Coffee Company and Blue Sky Bagels.
For more information and to RSVP for the charette, visit http://www.vpnaboise.org/. An agenda will be available to people who RSVP with Rodgers.
For more information on the 30th Street Neighborhood Cultural Arts Plan, visit http://pds.cityofboise.org/planning/comp/30thstreet/.
For more information on the Whitewater Park Boulevard Project, visit http://www.achdidaho.org/Projects/PublicProject.aspx?ProjectID=87.