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55th Annual Art in the Park


Though Art in the Park has reached the ripe, old age of 55, the annual event is back with its party pants on and ready to get down this weekend. With 270 artists scheduled to set up their wares in Julia Davis Park this year, including 43 newbies, Art in the Park will turn downtown into a Petri dish of art lovers, baby strollers and street food vendors. Last year alone, Boise Art Museum estimates that the event drew in 250,000 attendees over the course of the weekend.

If you get tuckered out from perusing all the booths and scoring some sweet new sculptures for your cabin in McCall, you can wind down with the sounds of Rebecca Scott on Friday, Sept. 11, music from The 45’s, Stoney Holiday and Voice of Reason on Saturday, Sept. 12, and jams from B-3 Side, Tauge & Faulkner and Blaze and Kelly on Sunday, Sept. 13. Or if air conditioning and personal space is more your thing, BAM is offering half off the price of museum admission all weekend.

Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE, Julia Davis Park.