Art in the Park Opens Friday


Boise — Art in the Park is one of Idaho’s premier cultural events and kicks off this Friday with over 250 artists displaying works ranging from glass and metalwork, pottery and textiles, jewelry, and toys.

Shoppers can also enjoy food and beverages from 30 vendors at Julia Davis Park, listen to local musicians at Gene Harris Bandshell, and grab a drink in the Sculpture Garden Pub. Kids can get creative at the Children’s Art Tent with arts-and-craft projects closely related to artwork on display at BAM.

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Art in the Park is an annual festival organized by Boise Art Museum (BAM) that showcases over 200 artists. Not only does this serve as an essential fundraiser for BAM, but it is also an invaluable opportunity for the general public to meet local artisans and craftpeople.

This festival runs from Friday through Sunday and presents an eclectic variety of art styles ranging from paintings and sculptures to interactive installations that will captivate and amaze. Admission to this free event makes for a beautiful way to spend the day with family or friends!

Experience and touch some of the world’s finest art, including sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, and metalwork; view intricate glasswork; meet its creators, who will be available at their booths; they are more than happy to discuss their works with you!

Boise Art in the Park provides a truly memorable experience set against the scenic beauty of Boise’s parks. Here, you will witness astonishing works created by artists whose talents will leave you spellbound.

At Art in the Park, there’s something for everyone at Art in the Park! Not only can you discover incredible artwork, but there is also plenty of food and activities designed specifically to entertain children – including an impressive Children’s Art Tent featuring arts-and-craft projects inspired by artwork displayed at Boise Art Museum exhibits.

Art in the Park is an unmissable destination if you’re on the lookout for new pieces to add to your collection. Boise boasts many talented artists, making this event an excellent way to meet them all and buy their works. It is not your average art gallery experience either – these shows offer more interaction and a down-to-earth experience.


Boise Art Museum’s 68th annual Art in the Park brings contemporary arts and crafts from across Idaho and beyond to Julia Davis Park for three days each September. Over 240 artists from throughout Idaho, Idaho’s borders and further away showcase their works at booths located throughout Julia Davis Park; art lovers of all ages come out for shopping, eat good food, and listen to local musicians at this festival-fundraiser for Boise Art Museum.

Visitors to the fair will discover everything from glass and metal works, pottery and textiles, jewelry, and toys crafted by Idaho artists, ranging from glass blowing, metalworking and ceramics, textiles, jewelry, and toys. Each year, some popular favorites return, as well as many emerging artists making their debut appearance – this year, there are 106 Idaho artists involved, with 106 Idaho artists taking part! This event runs from Friday through Sunday.

This year’s event is featuring a Children’s Art Tent where children aged five to eight can create art inspired by current exhibitions at BAM. This tent will be free of charge during all three days of the event and open throughout its entirety.

Additionally, there will be a large white tent located at the corner of the Rose Garden and the park’s main walking path, hosting live performances. The Gene Harris Bandshell stage will host various local bands beginning Friday evening through Sunday afternoon – this includes Latin American group Rosa Dos Ventos, folk singers Blaze & Kelly, and Ballet Idaho Academy Youth Company, to name just some.

At the festival, there will be over 30 food vendors offering attendees delicious treats like gyros, pizza, tacos, mac and cheese, kettle corn, and sweets like churros and cotton candy. Plus, drinks will be provided at both the Sculpture Garden Pub and Children’s Art Tent bars!

This event is free to attend, and parking can be found at Boise State University Brady Garage and ParkBOI downtown public parking garages. Shuttle service will run between them and the park throughout the festival, with shuttles departing the Brady Garage on Friday at 4:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday evenings starting at 5:30 pm from there.


Art in the Park at Boise Art Museum features local musicians at Gene Harris Bandshell and offers children an art tent to unleash their creative sides. As its most significant community event and fundraiser, this three-day festival also offers food vendors and beverages from throughout Boise.

Over 240 artists will showcase and sell everything from glass and metal work pottery, textiles, jewelry, and toys at this year’s Art in the Park festival. While some favorites have returned, 49 newcomers are making their Art in the Park debut this year! It draws people of all ages and interests from across New Hampshire and beyond.

Art in the Park draws large crowds each year, yet there is ample space for shoppers and strollers to shop and browse. Many artists are happy to talk about their works and give visitors a behind-the-scenes glimpse at art production – this provides people with an ideal opportunity to find a piece that speaks directly to them!

This festival is free to attend and provides a fantastic way to take advantage of Idaho’s spectacular weather while supporting the local arts community. Not only can attendees enjoy art, music, and food at this event, but there are also educational workshops led by professional artists from all across the nation with topics including metal casting, watercolor painting, glass blowing, and drawing!

Art in the Park is an annual fundraiser for Boise Art Museum (BAM). Established 59 years ago when artists hung their artwork to sell on clotheslines at Julia Davis Park in Boise, Art in the Park has since grown into one of Idaho’s premier arts and culture events – one which continues to bring visitors from near and far!

The event is an ideal place for all members of the family to come and spend quality time. Boise Park hosts unique features that set it apart, as well as offering activities suitable for everyone – making this event popular as wedding and other celebration locations.


Boise boasts an immensely potent art scene that spans from doodling on study sheets to elaborate oil portraits. Boise Art Museum hosts several popular annual events like Art in the Park that showcase this vibrant artistic community, yet some locals may remain unaware. One such popular event hosted by them takes place each Labor Day weekend in Julia Davis Park, featuring over 250 artists offering everything from glass and metal work, pottery, textiles, and jewelry toys, plus 48 new artists who make their Boise debut – providing shoppers with an endless supply of choices!

At this event, there are plenty of activities designed to keep everyone in your family occupied and amused. Shoppers can relax while listening to live music at Gene Harris Bandshell or enjoying drinks in Sculpture Garden Pub, while kids will love creating arts and crafts projects based on works currently on display at the Art Museum.

Art in the Park is both an enjoyable shopping experience and a valuable fundraiser for Boise Art Museum. Money raised at Art in the Park goes toward programs and projects designed to support local artists while providing education opportunities in our community. Funds also help increase the visibility of this beloved institution in Boise.

Are you interested in getting involved with the local art community? Consider volunteering for this event. There are numerous positions available, such as Welcome Center assistance, Children’s Art Tent seating, or Booth Sitting; for more information, click here and discover more!

Art in the Park will return this Friday through Sunday at Julia Davis Park. There will be limited parking at Julia Davis Park; however, free shuttles will run between Boise State University’s Brady Garage and ParkBOI downtown public parking garages and Julia Davis Park for easy accessibility.