Boise eagerly recruits out of town businesses and when it comes to public art that’s exactly what they got.
Boise’s artists were all shunned by a city committee selecting public art for the new City Hall remodel project. Not a single Idaho artist, let alone a Boise artist is being considered as a finalist.
Some 44 artists applied for a grant to create public art for the City Hall Plaza. The committee has narrowed the field to three. They hail from Texas, New York, and Seattle. Below is the form letter sent to all the local losers whose work will not appear in the city. So much for “Buy Idaho” and local preference for vendors.
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