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First Thursday: Explore the Front Door Art Project

The doors of perception are open

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Participants in this month's First Thursday may notice a trend: 10 front doors of businesses around town decorated by local artists. The project was launched by NeighborWorks Boise—the same organization that heads up Rake Up Boise and Paint the Town.

"We're trying to open minds to what homeownership means to different people," said Connie Condie, resource development director for NeighborWorks. "People from all walks of life are struggling to come back from the 2008 loss. ... Many never thought homeownership was a possibility."

One artist took a front door and created a visual representation of the song "Our House" recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, using stained glass and 3-D art.

"It's the whole song on the door basically," Condie said. "It's that safe, happy home where you build and grow."

The doors will be on display at downtown businesses, including Grind Modern Burger, Java, Old Chicago, Lucky Fins, PreFunk Beer Bar, The Modern and Bodovino through Tuesday, Sept. 22.