Barrier Beautification

(‘Face to Face’, Debra Hampton – part of NYC’s Barrier Beautification project)

By now I’m sure you’ve seen the colorful utility boxes around Boston enhanced by local artists as a part of the City’s PaintBox initiative, but the Boston Art Commission has just announced a new public art undertaking, ArtBarrier.

“This project will focus on adding color and vitality to the often-overlooked concrete Jersey barriers located on public roadways throughout Boston. Unlike PaintBox, in which the artist paints the design directly onto the utility box, ArtBarrier will ask artists to create stencils that can be used by volunteers to paint the barriers, as part of the annual Boston Shines volunteer program.”

Artists will receive $1,000 for design and oversight, $500 for materials, some serious exposure and the good karma associated with being a part of a community beautification project. At the present time, only one designer will be selected for ArtBarrier so be sure to get your applications in before the April 1st deadline!

Learn more about this exciting new Boston Arts initiative and download the application here. ♥

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