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City of Boise Grant Recipients for Treefort 2019

In their second year of partnership with Treefort Music Fest, the City of Boise Department of Arts & History has once again selected artists to showcase a variety of short-term, contemporary public art projects to be displayed at this year’s Treefort.

Through a competitive call to artists released in October 2018, forty-four artists and artist teams from a variety of disciplines applied to have their original work displayed within the Treefort Music Fest footprint. Each project’s commission varied, with a maximum budget of $5,000.

A selection panel representing the local arts community, Arts & History Commission, Arts & History Advisory Team, and project stakeholders reviewed each application and selected the following four artists and artists teams:


Angie Smith is a photographer and artist living in Los Angeles and Boise. She will have an outdoor photography installation of carefully curated historical portraits of individuals, couples, families and social groups representing Boise’s native, migrant and immigrant communities between the mid 1800’s to the present.




STRT/SLCT is a collaborative art project by musician Eli Kahn and visual artist Krista Hoefle based in South Bend, Indiana. WE BUILD WORLDS combines immersive video projections with an original soundtrack that appeals to kids and adults alike.




Michael Rollins is a multimedia artist based in Los Angeles. He will present a multimedia installation that consists of stop-motion animation and strategically placed sculptural and mirrored elements in the surrounding space.




Print Shift is a group of interdisciplinary, Boise-based artists: Cassandra Schiffler, Caitlin Harris, and Ameerah Bader. They will create an interactive community writing and printmaking project capturing a diverse and inclusive range of expressions, experiences and emotions about Treefort Music Fest, culminating in a visually impactful public art display of participant’s work.


Congratulations to all grant recipients! We’re excited to see their beautiful, impactful work at Treefort 2019. Thanks to the City of Boise, these artists’ work will be free and open to the public, like many things at Treefort. If you want to get the full Treefort experience, snag that Treefort Pass!