The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is seeking artists for its Utility Box Beautification project. The utility boxes, which keep lights flashing and communications running, are undiscovered canvases for artists, graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and other individuals with the imagination to cover them with their artwork. Six (6) of these boxes have been designated to be enhanced in Coeur d’Alene using an artist’s design to be printed on vinyl and wrapped around the box.
Public art can be a change agent for the community. It creates and enhances neighborhood and community identity. It enhances the visual landscape and character of the city. It turns ordinary spaces into community landmarks and promotes community dialogue and, most importantly, it’s accessible to everyone.
Information packets are available online at City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, or online at http://www.cdaid.org/. Artist proposals are due by 5:00 p.m., April 20, 2012. Artists with questions are encouraged to contact Steve Anthony, Arts Commission Liaison, at 769-2249.