Public Art Projects

Rotary Park Railings

The City of McCall, in partnership with the McCall Improvement Committee and the Idaho Commission on the Arts commissioned artist and fabricator Susan Bond to create unique railings for new stairs leading to the lake front in Rotary Park. Look for the hand-forged "Waves of Payette Lake" while you enjoy the view. The artwork was installed in 2016.

Before I Die
In summer 2014, City of McCall participated in the international "Before I Die" public art project that encourages residents and visitors to express their dreams and aspirations by completing the sentence "Before I die I want to..." Entries were written in chalk on a blackboard installed in Legacy Park in downtown McCall on the shore of Payette Lake. Hundreds of answers were given. Here are just a few:


"Before I die I want to own my own company."
"Before I die I want to learn to play the fiddle."
"Before I die I want to sit on an elephant."
"Before I die I want to zipline."
"Before I die I want to befriend a goat."
"Before I die I want to scuba dive in Fiji."
"Before I die I want to be a mom."
"Before I die I want to make the olympic swim team."
"Before I die I want to own a ranch."
"Before I die I want to learn tricks on a snowboard."

Photos and more information about McCall's "Before I Die" public art project can be found on the international Before I Die web site at



Railroad Avenue Mural
The City of McCall partnered with the students of the McCall-Donnely Advanced Art Class to create a mural panel for the Railroad Avenue bike path retaining wall. The students learned about public art selection processes by responding to a Call to Artists for the project and making presentations to a volunteer selection commitee. Finalist designs were displayed online and in the McCall Library for community input and McCall City Council approved the final design. The mural was installed in July, 2014.


Public Art Advisory Committee

Appointed by: Mayor with confirmation by Council.

Staff Liaison: Delta James, City Planner, 208-634-4256

Current Membership:

Dave Peugh

Claire Remsberg

Cynthia Dittmer


Barbara Nokes Kwader


Documents and Resources

City of McCall Public Art Policies - adopted by City Council June 29,2012


Agendas and Minutes

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