National Endowment for the Arts Chairman to Visit Idaho Falls and Boise, Idaho, August 24-26, 2019 ­­

Washington, DC—Mary Anne Carter, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will visit Idaho at the invitation of Congressman Mike Simpson August 24-26, 2019. Together, they will visit arts facilities in Idaho Falls and Boise, meet with arts leaders to learn more about the arts in local neighborhoods, and see first-hand the impact of support from the Arts Endowment in Idaho communities.

While in Idaho Falls, they will visit the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, the Artitorium on Broadway, the historic Colonial Theater, and the Museum of Idaho.

On Monday, August 26, an arts leaders’ reception will be held at the Idaho State Museum co-hosted by the Idaho Commission on the Arts and Idaho State Historical Society. Congressman Simpson and Chairman Carter will give remarks. Those seeking to learn more about the National Endowment for the Arts and its programs are invited to attend.

That afternoon, the newly-appointed president of Boise State University Dr. Marlene Tromp will join Carter for a tour of the recently-completed Center for the Visual Arts at Boise State. College of Arts and Sciences Dean Dr. Leslie Durham and Faculty Director of the School of Public Service Dr. Amanda Ashley will discuss findings from their Arts Endowment-funded research on the impact of artists on the local economy.

Members of the media who wish to attend the following site visits should RSVP to NEA Public Affairs at or 202-682-5570.

Saturday, August 24, 2019
2:00PM-3:00PM: Site Visit to Art Museum of Eastern Idaho
Location: 300 S Capital Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

3:00PM-4:00PM: Site Visit to Artitorium on Broadway
Location: 271 W Broadway St, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Sunday, August 25, 2019
10:00AM-10:45AM: Site Visit and Tour of Colonial Theater
Location: 450 A St, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

11:00AM-11:30AM Site Visit to Museum of Idaho
Location: 200 N Eastern Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Monday, August 26, 2019
10:00AM-11:30AM Arts Leaders Reception at Idaho State Museum
Location: 610 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702

1:20PM-3:10PM Site Visit and Tour of Center for the Visual Arts at Boise State University
Location: 1110 S. Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83725

About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit to learn more.


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