ART IN THE PARK
Julia Davis Park, Boise
Fall in Boise means Art in the Park, the annual community ritual that fills Julia Davis Park with more than 250 fine and craft artists to benefit the Boise Art Museum. This years marks the 58th, making it one of the longest-running charity events in the Treasure Valley.
It started when a group of supporters for the (then) Boise Gallery of Art hung pieces of art from clotheslines in the park outside the building and sold them. It grew along with the museum, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Now its one of the best open-air arts festivals in the Intermountain West, drawing artists from Idaho and across the country and huge crowds.
This years Art in the Park will return closer to its traditional layout, with favorite and returning artists in or near their familiar spots. The museum is working with Erstad Architects to create a future-looking plan that will accommodate the citys additions to the park, including a pavilion structure.
Also, BAM will bring back street performers and feature a special appearance by Nick Caves soundsuits as part of his Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth exhibit.
Alive After Five, 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 6-Sept. 26, The Grove, 850 Front St., Boise. www.DowntownBoise.org
Western Idaho Fair, Aug. 17-26,Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Boise. www.IdahoFair.com
Boise Music Festival, July 7, Expo Idaho, 5610 Glenwood St., Boise. ww.BoiseMusicFestival.com.
Treefort Music Fest, March 21-24, Downtown Boise. www.TreefortMusicFest.com.