If the defective fountains on the front the Grove Hotel and in City Hall Plaza are any indication, Boise artists are just a drop in the bucket compared to the ancient Romans–at least their fountains work and don’t leak.
Local designers joined forces to construct the project. CTY and Ecosystems Sciences say they’ll collect $20,000 for their artist fee. The other $180,000 for the project will go to building it.
In addition to the steel “cottonwood grove” on City Hall Plaza’s south side, the artists will help design a seating area in place of the fountain on the plaza’s north side, Boise Public Arts Manager Karen Bubb said.
If memory serves, the fountain was a gift from Velma Morrison.
To insure more advertising-free Boise Guardian news, please consider financial support.