East Garden City
Location: Boise, ID
Notable Galleries: Woman of Steel, Visual Arts Collective
Though Boise's up-and-coming cultural development is focused commercially on the Linen District in the city's once-barren southwest, all the weirdo creatives are drawn to the non-Chamber-of-Commerce-sanctioned streets and spaces of Garden City, just West across the Boise river from downtown. The combination of cheap rents, tight-knit communities, and ample opportunity for unfettered dicking around incubates some of the most prolific and edgy artists in the city, and is starting to draw national attention from list-makers like Complex.