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KCCI Announces “Art of the Box Pilot Project”

KCCI and The City of Tallahassee, with support from the Council on Culture and Arts (COCA) have announced they will be piloting the Art of the Box project, an initiative that will “transform ordinary Traffic Control Boxes into works of art”. Local artists are invited to submit original and uplifting artwork by July 24th and can find more information about the project and how to apply by visiting KCCI’s website linked here.

The initiative will take place during Fall 2020 Placemaking Week, and five Leon County-based artists will be chosen through an online application process to transform traffic control boxes into outdoor artwork. The artwork will be preserved with weather-resistant vinyl printing and each artist will receive a $200 stipend.

According to the project partners, “The traffic boxes provide ideal ‘canvases’ to enhance streetscapes and promote a distinct sense of place among visitors to the area. Anyone can submit artwork ideas free of charge. Art designs should enhance the surrounding environment and portray color and creativity.

“Each Art of the Box design will be visible to viewers of all ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds, broadening exposure to and interest in public art. This artistic initiative encourages creative experiences in unexpected public places.”

For more information about the project, visit KCCI’s website here:

https://kccitallahassee.com/project/art-of-the-box/

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