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The Kuna Arts Commission is offering more art opportunities of all types for local creatives. Most recently, the arts commission has a call out for writers — especially poets. The plan of the poetry project is to hang framed poetry on the walls of local businesses.

“If you jot something something down and think, ‘Huh, that’s really good,’ send it to us,” said Catherine Seamons, chairwoman of the arts commission.

The Kuna Arts Commission, overseen by the city of Kuna, is a volunteer group of people working to create opportunities for local artists to have their work seen throughout the Kuna community and to beautify Kuna with various displays. The poetry project is new this year. The commission is seeking donated frames and, of course, poems. The poem requirements are that they be G-rated and be motivational and inspirational.

Kuna Arts Commission has a core group of five voting members. Seamons said she and the other commissioners are always seeking community feedback and encourage interested community members to attend their monthly meetings, at 5:45 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in City Hall, 750 W. Main St. Residents are invited to listen and offer input and ideas.

In partnership with the city, the arts commission is also helping to organize Music on the Greenbelt, local bands featured in weekly summer performances behind City Hall and the music performance at the Mayor’s Table event in September. It will also help sponsor a special fireworks viewing that will include a Fire Dance performance behind City Hall during Kuna Days on Aug. 3.

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“It’s a little music entertainment, calm, where the park is chaos,” Seamons said.

The arts commission puts on other seasonal events, like the Holiday Artist and Crafters Show & Kids Cookie Decorating during Down Home Country Christmas in December. The commission hopes to continue growing its artistic opportunities, such as with more workshops and displays. One goal is to bring art pads featuring local artists in the city’s downtown revitalization efforts.

Those interested in displaying their art or working with the arts commission can contact the arts commission through the Facebook page or by clicking on the “Kuna Arts Commission” link under “City Services” on the city’s website kunacity.id.gov.

You can also call the clerk’s office at 208-922-5546.

“Our best intention is to bring art to Kuna — all types, not just visual,” Seamons said.


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