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ArchWalks 2016

2016 ArchWalk tickets Sold Out quickly again this year. We are sorry if you were not able to get a series pass. Thanks for making this program so popular!

To register for WalkAbout Boise, our other downtown Boise walking tour which runs May through October, click here.

Sometimes it is difficult in today's fast paced world to take time to look at the buildings with which we interact every day. The ArchWalk program is designed to do just that. Learn more about the architecture, history and notoriety of downtown Boise buildings and neighborhoods on the last Thursday of each month during the summer.

ARCHWALKS 2016 Descriptions and Dates

Back Alleys, Back Stories

A tour of Boise's alleys can uncover stories often concealed from view. Join historian Barbara Perry-Bauer, past Preservation Idaho board member and co-owner of TAG Historical Research & Consulting, to learn the back story behind of some of Boise's Linen District buildings.

Thursday May 26, 2016 at 12pm and 6:30pm

Curtain Walls & Footballs: The Rise and Fall of Collegiate Architecture at Boise State University

Boise Public Librarian and historian Tully Gerlach will be leading us through the BSU campus. From its earliest years as a junior college to the present day, BSU has been the home of buildings that are beautiful, challenging and compelling, often all at the same time.

Thursday June 22, 2016 at 12pm and 6:30pm

Art & Architecture: How The Two Intersect Downtown Boise at City Hall and Beyond

The public art collection in Boise, Idaho, is 560+ pieces strong and is comprised of nearly 90 % local artists. These artists quite often draw upon Boise’s unique history for inspiration, imagery and narrative. Josh Olson, Culture Asset Program Manager for the City of Boise Department of Arts & History, in conjunction with architectural historian and Preservation Idaho Tour Coordinator Amy Pence-Brown, will provide you with the unique perspective artists add to our historic landscape and explain connections to Boise’s history, architecture, and public spaces.

Thursday July 28, 2016 at 12pm and 6:30pm

The Seven Deadly Sins of West Boise Explore the Fairview-Main Corridor with architectural historian Kerry Davis, owner of Preservation Solutions. Davis has done extensive research on the area, including currently conducting a survey of the 30th Street District, and will lead an adventure through commerce, carnality and crime, including intriguing histories of buildings like the Torch and the Cabana Inn.

Thursday August 25, 2016 at 12pm and 6:30pm

Cloverdale Cemetery: Exploring the City of the Dead Join Preservation Idaho Tour Coordinator and American death historian Amy Pence-Brown for a stroll through one of Boise’s unique historic burial grounds, Cloverdale Cemetery, for a quirky and creepy tour. Learn about things like coffins, crypts, and the contemporary art and architectural styles of these important landscapes created for both the living and the dead.

Thursday September 22, 2016 at 12pm and 6:30pm