Mary Sorensson - Chair
JoSann Lien - Vice- Chair
- The Arts Commission meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 3:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Hayden City Hall.
- Current Meeting Agenda and Previous Meeting Minutes
"We the City of Hayden Arts Commission, envision a renowned arts and cultural program that stimulates and encourages local artists as the backbone of our program. We remember our past as we pursue our future and ensure equal access to cultural and artistic opportunities."
The Arts Commission was formed in 2007. In collaboration with the City of Hayden and the Hayden Urban Renewal Agency the Commission works to enhance the quality of life in Hayden through arts and culture.
STRATEGIC PLAN PUBLICATION
Dusk to Dawn by Laura Richards and William Grant Turnbull
The Hayden Arts Commission, in collaboration with the City of Hayden and the Hayden Urban Renewal Agency, dedicated Dusk and Dawn in September of 2016. Dusk and Dawn were re-created out of Obelisquartet, an original design proposed for public art at the Hayden Library. Dusk, a Chalk-Fronted Corporal dragonfly sitting on an Idaho Blue-Eye Grass base, signifies the warm colors of the sky as the sun sets. Dawn, a Pronghorn Clubtail dragonfly sitting on a Hooded Ladies Tresses base, signifies the crisp, cool colors of the early morning as the sun rises. The dragonflies are perch‘.ed in the “obelisk position”, a basking stance used to regulate their internal body temperature. The two dragonflies face north and south, with their wings representing the directions of the sunrise and sunset during the changing seasons. The artists, Laura Richards and William Grant Turnbull, are from Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. Turnbull specializes in lattice stainless steel structures and Ms. Richards specializes in glass blowing and casting.
Epiphany by Michael Horswill
The Hayden Arts Commission, in collaboration with the City of Hayden, Hayden Library, and the Hayden Urban Renewal Agency, dedicated Epiphany in November of 2015. The trio of sculptures entitled Epiphany represents an active mind, reflecting the Hayden Public Library’s purpose of educating and providing our community with a world of resources. The title’s meaning is related to the amazing moments in life when, as Webster says, we experience “an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.” Michael Horswill is a local artist and art instructor at North Idaho College.”
Balance, (top of page) is a sculpture created by artist David Clemons located in McIntire Family Park next to City Hall. This beautiful piece of public art also functions as a bike rack. The sculpture’s design is symbolic, depicting figures maintaining a delicate “balance” while they are stretched outward in different directions. Their hands are connected in the center, symbolizing teamwork and the support they give each other in the building of an effective community
City of Hayden stained glass windows, installed in the City Hall clock tower by Carol Gardner, a local artist, during the City Hall renovation in 2008.
The Hayden City Gallery, a consignment art gallery located in the main traffic areas at City Hall, was established to promote art in the city. Featured artists are displayed on the walls and in the display cases January-April, May-August and September-December.
The Hayden City Gallery is accepting applications to display art on the gallery walls, in the display cases, or on pedestals. Information on the gallery application and requirements is provided below. Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: City of Hayden, Attn: Hayden City Gallery, 8930 N Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835.
The Hayden Arts Commission is looking for new members. If you have a passion for art, architecture, urban design or the performing arts, we are looking for you! If interested in volunteering for the Arts Commission, please click HERE for information. You may also contact us at (208)772-4411 to discuss this exciting opportunity further!
If you have any questions, please contact the Arts Commission Clerk, at (208)772-4411.