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The area around Boise Weekly and the Boise Brewing Company could soon get a new piece of public art.

Three finalists to build a sculpture-type artwork project on Broad St. between 5th St. and 6th St.

$75,000 in dollars from CCDC’s urban renewal agency’s capital improvement plan will fund the project. That includes $60,000 to the artist and $15,000 for fabrication, engineering, and installation.

[Large new art piece unveiled inside Boise Centre expansion]

Three finalists, including one from Boise, have been selected. Krivanek + Breaux of Chicago, Stephen Fairfield and the New Media Public Art Collective from Arizona and Matt Grover from Boise will compete for the contract. Grover designed artwork installed at the Boise Water Shed. In all, fifteen artists submitted for the project.

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The City of Boise’s Arts & History department will make a final decision. Each of the finalists will do a site visit and make their pitch before a selection is made. A collaboration of the artist, engineers, and the public agencies will determine the exact location of the piece.

[Short-lived intersection art project removed]

Correction: An earlier version of this story said CCDC would make an artist selection. That role will be served by the City of Boise’s Dept. of Arts & History, with CCDC providing funding.

Don Day
Don is the founder and editor of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.

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