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2018 State of Downtown Boise Annual Meeting

Boise, Art is Smart! The Value of Art, History & Culture to a Thriving Downtown

It’s Colorful, Creative, and Contagious!

Can You Feel It? Downtown Boise’s arts scene is growing, and for all the right reasons. Businesses see the arts as inspiring employees and attracting customers. Our city is investing in programs and opportunities for artists. Residents and visitors alike are finding a unique and personal connection to our downtown when art, history and cultural experiences and events brings them together to celebrate. And that’s bringing jobs. Downtown Boise boasts a high concentration of jobs in arts & entertainment, inspiring the growth of the “creative class” economy.

On April 10, 2018, the State of Downtown Boise celebrated our downtown's captivating connection to the arts by exploring how investing in the arts builds business and community in the heart of Idaho's Capital City.

DBA 2017 Annual Report

2017-2018 State of Downtown Boise Report: Boise, Art is Smart!

Urban Research: Working Artists Survey, Boise State School of Public Service

Boise City Department of Arts & History

Explore Downtown Boise's Arts & Cultural Community

Thank you for keeping Downtown Boise the place to be to enjoy and support the arts!

Photos from the event:

31st Annual State of Downtown Boise 2018 Photo Album

Videos from the event:



To view previous State of Downtown events, click HERE.