After successful programs in both 2017 and 2018 transforming utility boxes into unique works of art, the Town of Estes Park will continue working with artists to decorate utility boxes in 2019. The Town and its citizen committee, the Parks Advisory Board, are seeking local artists to paint additional preselected utility boxes located in various locations. The boxes are located in the downtown area.
Park Supervisor Brian Berg commented, "We are really excited about this year's utility box selection, with the big box at Bond Park and the box in front of the Community center being the highlights we are hoping for some great artist entries." He continued, "We have also selected some more along the river walk to continue the art downtown." Berg explained the utility box project is part of the Town's Art in Public Places program, overseen by the Parks Advisory Board. It brings the arts into public spaces to enhance the lives of residents and visitors. "What is cool about this project is that the Parks Advisory Board only selects local artists for the boxes and that gives it a hometown feel."
Artists interested in being a part of this exciting program can visit www.estes.org/rfp for a project description, request for proposal and a sample contract. Minimum compensation for painting the selected utility boxes is $1,000. For more information, contact project manager and Parks Supervisor Brian Berg at 970-577-3783 or email@example.com.