Here at TC we love hearing about amazing projects happening across the globe and recently heard from Rachel Reichert, a local resident from Boise, Idaho. Rachel told us about three great initiatives happening in the city and thought we'd share them with you.
Arts & History Sesqui-Shop
Located in Boise’s downtown, the Arts & History Sesqui-Shop provides a home to creative energy and ideas, allowing individuals to collaborate through pop-up initiatives, exhibitions, performance, workshops, lectures and other activities. Read more about the Arts & History Sesqui-Shop here.
[A similar space called Work-Shop is available for creative endeavours in Sydney, Australia.]
In the last year, the Arts & History Sesqui-Shop was home to 29 pop-up shops ranging from jewelry shops, historical pop-up exhibits, coffee shops, flower shops, cheese making workshops and pop-up pet adoptions. This year an official pop-up initiative program has launched, allowing the community on ongoing opportunity to explore the infinite possibilities of temporary space. Two examples of this initiative include the flower shop and artist in residence.
[In a similar vein, We Are Pop Up was founded in London in 2012 and is a community marketplace connecting tenants with much needed affordable space.]
An interactive component to an exhibit titled Art in Traffic. The City of Boise has over 70 traffic boxes wrapped in original artwork. This mural project invited visitors to collaboratively paint an artwork found within the collection. See more images from the paint-by-number mural and more on the traffic box art collection.
[In 2013, Traffic light boxes in Dublin were painted as part of a new initiative to brighten up the public installations around the Irish capital.]
What's happening in your local area? We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment below.