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Art in the Park a tradition for both city of Boise and locals

Statesman Staff

Art in the Park is a pretty special Boise thing

Artists and shoppers talk about what they like about Art in the Park, Boise Art Museum's largest fundraiser. The weekend includes more than 260 artists and artisans — and shopping, strolling, eating, socializing and perusing, all focused on art.
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Artists and shoppers talk about what they like about Art in the Park, Boise Art Museum's largest fundraiser. The weekend includes more than 260 artists and artisans — and shopping, strolling, eating, socializing and perusing, all focused on art.

The event, held at Julia Davis Park, is Boise Art Museum's largest fundraiser and includes more than 260 artists and artisans for a weekend of shopping, strolling, eating, socializing and perusing — all focused on art. It's been a tradition for 62 years.

For Ardell Adams, from Nampa, and her daughter, Wendy Adams, from Melba, come every year to Art in the Park. It's their tradition, too. Ardell shops for a "Tinkly Winkler" glass windchime at Other Worlds (booth 168). That's for herself. But they always start their Christmas shopping here. "For those hard-to-buy people," says Wendy.

Plan on attending? The event runs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, and Saturday, Sept. 10; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. 345-8330, boiseartmuseum.org/art-in-the-park. Free. ($10 BAM special gets you a shopping bag, raffle ticket and free museum admission all weekend.) Become a member and receive the BAM Special, plus $10 Dawson Taylor Coffee gift card. A percentage of sales will benefit the museum. BoiseArtMuseum.org.

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