The Inspirational Art and Culture Scene in Boise, Idaho


Boise, Idaho doesn't always get the attention it rightly deserves, tucked away in the high desert of one of the least populated states in the U.S., it remains largely undiscovered and under appreciated. However, that's been changing over the last ten years with national attention finally dawning upon the capital's high quality of life and impressive attributes. But Boise still keeps some secrets, and the art and culture scene in Boise is one of them.

Inspiration is everywhere in Boise, Idaho. Not only can you go fishing or kayaking in the morning, but after dinner you can take in a ballet or dance performance. The city offers both picturesque backdrops and wild adventure with a thriving dose of art. You'll find several cultural hotspots within a few blocks of each other, including the Boise Art Museum, Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, and the Discovery Center of Idaho.

Boise is also home to nationally renowned theater and performing arts companies, including the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Boise Contemporary Theater, Idaho Dance Theater and the Trey McIntyre Project. Boise is home to the beautiful Velma V. Morrison Center where live shows and performances are held on a continued basis. We'll take a look at just a few of Boise's rich artistic offerings:

The Boise Art Museum began in 1937 and has grown to be a non-profit, educational and charitable organization located in the heart of downtown Boise. It's a vibrant part of Boise Idaho's art and culture scene and is enjoyed by thousands of people. The Boise Art Museum is distinguished both in Idaho and the nation for holding accreditation by the American Association of Museums, which only 4 percent of museums nationwide can declare.

The Boise Art Museum has been presenting Art in the Park for nearly sixty years and boasts collections of art from more than 250 artists in the surrounding area complete with 40 food vendors, jazz in the garden & other live entertainment.

The Basque Museum and Cultural Center interprets the history of Idaho's Basque population and their origins. You'll enjoy exhibits, archives, library and a museum store. Here you'll also run into the Basque boarding house, Boise's oldest brick building.

The Discovery Center of Idaho has been of one downtown's favorite hot spots, and there through March of this year residents can visit the phenomenal exhibition, "Bodies Revealed." It's worth a visit!

Contact us anytime to talk more about Idaho living at (208) 571-7145.

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