Saturday, September 8, 2007

Art in the Park

Boise's fall arts season gets off to a running start each year with Art in the Park. Now in its 53rd year, Art in the Park is the largest annual fundraiser for the Boise Art Museum. Head down to Julia Davis Park to browse amid more than 250 fine art and craft vendors from across the Western U.S. and beyond.

Admission is free, and this year the Boise Art Museum is free all weekend, too. It's a great opportunity to see the 2007 Idaho Triennial, a showcase of the state's contemporary art that just opened at BAM. Art in the Park also features plenty of food vendors, live entertainment, art activities for children, and some of the most enticing (at least from the outside!) "comfort stations" you'll ever see (above).

Art in the Park opened Friday and continues from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 8, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 9. Forget parking near the event. Park downtown and walk the short distance to Julia Davis Park, or catch the shuttle bus that's circling from the park to the heart of downtown. Shuttle bus service also is available from the north side of the Boise Towne Square mall, near Dillards.

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