City is looking for more artists to paint utility boxes around Fayetteville

Artist: Robin Starr / Lafayette Street and West Avenue (file photo)

Fayetteville officials are seeking another round of submissions for the city’s Utility Box Art program.

The program was started in 2013 by the Keep Fayetteville Beautiful Committee and the Fayetteville Police Department as part of an effort to add more public art to the city while discouraging graffiti on utility boxes.

The four locations to be painted during this round include boxes at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South College Avenue; Happy Hollow Road and Huntsville Road; 15th Street and South School Avenue; and on Stephen Carr Memorial Boulevard at the Interstate 49 north exit ramp.

From the city:

Under this year’s theme, “Follow the Flow”, proposals should celebrate and educate the public on the importance of keeping our local waterways clean with a focus on stream pollution, groundwater pollution and/or stormwater runoff and contamination. Utility boxes are approximately 6 feet tall, 3 feet wide, and 2 feet deep (6′ x 3′ x 2′).

Artist: Tina Oppenheimer/Dickson Street and Locust Avenue (file photo)

Artists will be paid $150 at the end of the project and additional funds will be available for supplies. The project must be completed within three months.

The deadline for proposals is Friday, September 16 at 5 p.m.

The call for projects is open to all residents, artists and teams of artists, including high school and university students. All applicants, regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, origin, sexual orientation or disability will be considered.

To submit a proposal or request a paper application, contact Heather Ellzey at [email protected] or 479-718-7687.


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