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Choosing Green: The Making of Boise’s Recreational Identity

Saturday, Apr. 22, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm MDT

Illustration of the Boise foothills
Choosing Green: The Making of Boise’s Recreational Identity
The New York Times noted in 2006 that Boise, “once ruled by the bait-and-bullet crowd,” had embraced “the Lycra lifestyle.”
Boise’s foundational identity had been built on agriculture, resource extraction, and isolated industry. But when the Clean Water Act (1972) forced the clean up of Boise’s urban river, citizen activists birthed more expansive ideas about what Boise could be. This exhibition tells the story of Boise’s recreational evolution.
This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 20th 1-7pm
Saturday, April 22nd 2-6pm
The Keith and Catherine Stein Luminary
Center for the
Visual Arts
1110 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, Idaho 83706
This exhibit was produced in partnership with Boise City Department of Arts & History.
Artwork credit: Environment (2012) by Pat Kilby, City of Boise’s Portable Works collection.