Boise Seeking Public Input For Multi-Year Cultural Planning


From the Sesqui-Shop to traffic box art, the Boise City Department of Arts and History has often sought to enlist the public in helping shape the city's culture. That trend continues in the department's call for help developing Boise's first citywide cultural plan

Citizens are invited to three public focus groups this month, where they will assess the cultural condition of the city, discuss how the city's culture might be improved and outline a vision for the role culture will play in Boise going forward. 

Anyone with a stake in Boise's cultural landscape—such as event organizers; artists; performers; or anyone who attends things like plays, concerts, museums, gallery shows and dance performances—is invited to attend any of the focus group meetings slated for Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 10-11:30 a.m.; Thursday, Nov. 13, from 3-4:30 p.m.; and Monday, Nov. 17, from 4:30-6 p.m.

All three meetings will take place at the River Room on the third floor of Boise City Hall.

Attendees are asked to RSVP to Karen Bubb by email ( or by phone at 208-433-5677 to specify which meeting they'd like to attend.