ART IN THE PARK
One of the Treasure Valley’s signature events, Art in the Park draws thousands to Julia Davis Park for a weekend of art and music. This year, 260 artists will populate the park with paintings, jewelry, glass, wearable art and more. You’ll find about 50 Idaho artists in the mix, plus artists from across the United States and Canada.
• Seattle sculptorYoshi Aoki
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seeks to capture the essence of nature by abstracting it. He works metal into rippling organic forms, while taming wild burl wood into smooth stone-like elements. This is his first time in Boise.
will be back with a mix of styles from Western to steampunk crafted in fine leather. The Colorado family-owned company has been coming to Art in the Park for 14 years.Booths 192-193
• Boise ceramicistErin Pietsch
creates functional porcelain pieces that reflect nature and the lifestyle of the Intermountain West, from found wood along her favorite trail to plants that grow wild in the Foothills. This is her fourth year at Art in the Park.Booth 132.
• Working out of theTorch Jewelry Collective
in Bend, Ore.,Denise Harrison
creates herSterling Echoes
jewelry through aprocess
that transforms images or stories into jewelry that subtly evokes a connection to place, time or narrative. This is her second time at Art in the Park.Booth 242.
learned Old World glass-working techniques in his native Poland. He moved to the Northwest in the 1980s, now lives in the Seattle area and thrives in the contemporary glass art scene. He will bring his color-driven blown glass and cut crystal to Boise for the fifth year.Booths 279-280.
• Boise painterJosh Udesen
turned his passion for fly fishing into inspiration for his colorful paintings that feature fish, river currents and Idaho landscapes. This is his third Art in the Park, his first since 2010.Booth 18.
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 11-12 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 13 (Children’s Art Tent: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 11-12; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13), Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Free. ($10 BAM special gets you a shopping bag, raffle ticket and free museum admission all weekend.) A percentage of sales will benefit the museum. boiseartmuseum.org.