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Art & Roses brings paintings and more to Julia Davis Park to benefit the Rose Garden

Fred Choate’s “Shoshone Falls” is one of the landscapes he will have on hand at this year’s Art & Roses on Sunday, June 4, at Julia Davis Park.
Fred Choate’s “Shoshone Falls” is one of the landscapes he will have on hand at this year’s Art & Roses on Sunday, June 4, at Julia Davis Park. Provided by Fred Choate, the artist

This Sunday is more than just a nice day to take a walk in Julia Davis Park. It’s the 27th annual Art & Roses where you can peruse a bouquet of art from 65 area artists and raise funds for the nearby Memorial Rose Garden.

The biggest focus for the show is painting. You’ll find some of the area’s best landscape painters at the event, including one of the most venerable Fred Choate, who makes his Art & Roses debut this year.

“For artists it’s a much nicer show than Art in the Park,” Choate says. “You don’t have the coffee mugs and the key chains, just lots of art.”

You’ll also see painters Dan Looney, Chi Westin, Debi Bonsack, Kevin McCain and others at the park. Plus live music and food from Urban Smoke, Boise Fry Company, Abe’s Kettle Corn, TCBY and coffee from C’est Latte.

The event’s mission is to highlight local artists. All the artists at the show live withing 125 miles of Boise.

Art & Roses

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 4, Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Free.

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