Don't you love public art? To me it adds character and personality to a city and expresses a sense of a citizenry that appreciates art and beauty in their surroundings.
Not far from the hotel, we came to this charming sculpture.
I especially liked this mural, found in an alleyway.
That image of the big potato with the crown on his head used to be printed on burlap potato bags. Potato was "king" of Idaho for sure.
This outdoor sculpture features old photos and historic documents from Boise history.
The typo in this informational plaque was jarring. Proofread, people, proofread!
Even the sidewalks had some artistic touches.
By far my favorite Boise downtown artworks were the painted traffic utility boxes. These are those big metal boxes that sit on the streets in most cities. They contain the controls and machinery for the traffic lights. What a great idea to paint them!
This one had some graffiti on one side. I suppose that is bound to happen, unfortunately.
This one, above, may have been my very favorite. Reminded me of an illustration from a childrens' book.