Center for Fine Arts
The new Center for Fine Arts will be located north of and adjacent to the new Micron Business and Economics building. It will have a significant presence along Capitol Boulevard and will serve as a companion building to Micron Business Education Building.
This high-tech World Museum space is being envisioned as an invaluable experience for younger school children, but it also will provide unique opportunities for collaborations with other local arts institutions and for research and creative activity for Boise State students and faculty.
The $42 million project will bring all of the Department of Art’s visual art programs — history of art and visual culture, art metals, art education, ceramics, drawing and painting, graphic design, illustration, photography, printmaking, and sculpture — under one roof. Nearly 4,000 students take courses through the Department of Art, which currently is spread among several facilities throughout campus with aging studio technologies and safety equipment. The state’s Permanent Building Fund and private philanthropic donations will pay for the remainder of the building’s costs.
Construction will take place all hours of the day, so please use caution while in the area as construction traffic will increase significantly, especially in the beginning weeks of the project.
Earle Street will remain open to vehicle traffic, as will the east portion of the West Reserve Towers lot, which sits between the Morrison Center and Brady Street Garage. This lot can still be accessed by Earle Street and Brady Street. The access from Capitol Boulevard into the West Reserve lot will close permanently for construction and delivery access only.
Those with West Reserve permits may continue to park in the eastern portion of the lot, as well as in any other West Reserve lot, including Capital Village or Health Sciences Riverside lots.
Throughout construction, the fence line may shift for deep utility work, however, drive lanes will be created to ensure through-traffic from Earle Street into the lot. Directional signage will be placed and detours will be clearly marked.
In the News
- Boise State Takes Key Step Toward New Fine Arts Building (December 15, 2016)
- Center for Fine Arts Groundbreaking is May 2 (May 1, 2017)
- Construction on Center for Fine Arts Gets Under Way (May 2, 2017)
- Construction to Begin on Center for Fine Arts May 15 (May 11, 2017)