VISION STATEMENT"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."
WHAT DO WE DO?Arts Commission members participate in developing, coordinating, and promoting the performing and visual arts for the enjoyment, cultural enrichment and benefit of Hayden's citizens and visitors.
Lynn Frison - Chair
Karen Hansen - 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
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!
THE HAYDEN ARTS COMMISSION IS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS!
- Come Together Bench Program Sponsor Opportunity
- Utility Box Art
- Come Together Bench Program
HAYDEN ART GALLERY:In the lobby of Hayden City Hall, the Hayden Art Gallery features local artists. Each quarter a new featured artist displays their artwork for non-commission sales. The Arts Commission is always looking for artists to feature.
City Gallery Application and Information Sheet
The Hayden Arts Commission, in collaboration with the City of Hayden, Hayden Library, and the Hayden Urban Renewal Agency, dedicated Ephiphany in November 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.”
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 perched 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.
Stained Glass Window in the clock tower of City Hall