Idaho nonprofits to host a kick-off celebration for the “Garden City Climate Action Art Walk”
In order to raise awareness for the need for local and federal climate action, Conservation Voters for Idaho (CVI) is partnering with the Garden City Placemaking Fund (GCPF), local artists and local businesses to install murals across Garden City centered around protecting Idaho for future generations.
The mural collection, known as the Garden City Climate Action Art Walk, will feature six murals located in Garden City’s Live-Work-Create District. Each mural will showcase the work of a different local artist and their connection to Idaho’s clean air and water, open space and the outdoors. Once completed, the art walk will create a route that leads bikers and pedestrians to nearby businesses and inspires further action to protect Idaho’s great outdoors.
The first two murals will be painted by local artists Miguel Almeida and Lorelle Rau. Visitors can view the murals on the outside of COILED Wines’ Garden City Tasting Room and Winery and Zion Warne Studios.
CVI will kick off the first two murals with a free event at COILED Wines’ Garden City Tasting Room & Winery on Friday, May 6 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the artists at work, ask questions, and learn more about the need for climate action.
What: Garden City Climate Action Art Walk Kick-Off Celebration
When: Friday, May 6, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: COILED Wines’ Garden City Tasting Room.
3408 W Chinden Blvd. Garden City, Idaho.
“Art has always been a powerful medium to bring communities together, grab people’s attention and send a hopeful message that really resonates,” said Ryan McGoldrick, Conservation Voters for Idaho’s program manager.
“We know Idahoans are concerned about Idaho’s changing climate – especially with another drought on the horizon,” McGoldrick said. “We hope this art walk will generate a larger conversation around the continued need for climate action and that Idahoans want our elected officials in Congress to act today to pass climate policy.”
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Conservation Voters for Idaho protects Idaho’s quality of life by electing pro-conservation candidates, advocating for sound environmental policies and holding politicians accountable for their votes on conservation and voting rights issues. Learn more at https://cvidaho.org/.
Photography by VisionKit. Miguel Almeida paints a mural on Zion Warne Studios in Garden City.