It’s been a great run. For two years the Boise City Department of Arts & History has held intriguing, stimulating and engaging “pop-up” cultural events at its storefront dubbed the Sesqui-Shop, 1008 W. Main St. in Downtown Boise.
It started as the focal point for the city’s 150th anniversary celebration in 2013. The venue was so successful the city kept it going for a second year and was planning a third.
Developer Gary Christensen donated the space — once Nick's Shoe Shop — but now he wants to find a long-term tenant for the space.
The Sesqui-Shop hosted over 30,000 visitors, 18 exhibits and hundreds of live performances, lectures and other events over the last twenty-two months.
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Here’s the final event list for the venue:
Oct. 27: Idaho Humanities Council’s “Wilderness Considered” Discussion Series at 6 p.m. with Boise State University’s Lisa Brady.
Nov. 6: First Thursday Opening of artists-in-residence Eric Mullis and Kelly Cox’s "Meander," a multimedia exploration of the Boise River's path through Idaho, with music from Sun Blood Stories from 6-9 p.m.
Nov. 10: “Reclaiming the West: Women, Environment, and the Irrigation Settlement Movement, 1870-1930” a discussion by Idaho State University’s Laura Woodworth-Ney at 6 p.m.
Dec. 2-20: Holiday Pop-Up Market from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays.