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Posted on: August 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Electrical Box Artists Wanted for Round 4

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Wanted: More artists transform Wellesley traffic signal boxes into public art!

To help make our community even more colorful and enhance the visual experience for Town residents and visitors, the Wellesley Public Art Committee (PAC) is working with the Wellesley Police Department on the Electrical Box Art Program. 

The fall 2021 application period for the Electrical Box Art Program is now open. 

The program began in late 2021 and is now in its fourth round. Local artists - both amateur and professional - and art and educational institutions are invited to apply to paint boxes this fall. 

Three more boxes along Wellesley's high traffic areas are ready for makeovers. The specific locations under consideration are:

  • Washington Street at the Route 16 West Exit Ramp & Wellesley Hills Library Branch 
  • Washington Street at Walnut Street 
  • Central Park - Central Street & Grove Street 
  • Walnut Street at Cedar Street 
  • Route 9 East Exit Ramp at Cedar Street 
  • Church Park - Central Street at Route 16 (2 boxes, additional compensation for this location TBD)
  • Linden Street at Everett Street (2 boxes, additional compensation for this location TBD)

Please note: two of the locations in this round include more than one box with varying size dimensions. Please make sure to choose the correct design template; visiting the locations in advance is encouraged. 

Selected artists will receive a stipend for their time, transportation, and supplies. Painting must be completed by November 15, 2021. 

All proposals must be received by September 21, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. and may be emailed to or delivered as hardcopies to the Wellesley Police Department, in care of Chief Jack Pilecki.

Program details, eligibility criteria, and comprehensive proposal information are in the Fall 2021 Traffic Box Art announcement

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