FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2020
Contact: Heather Ellzey
Recycling and Trash Collection Division
Utility Box Art Program – Call for Artist Proposals
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The City of Fayetteville is seeking proposals for its Utility Box Art Program. The program is a graffiti abatement initiative of the Keep Fayetteville Beautiful Committee and Fayetteville Police Department’s Community Policing Division. The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. on Friday, October 16.
Proposals should celebrate and educate the public on recycling, waste reduction, reuse of materials, and/or litter abatement. Utility boxes measure approximately six-feet high, three-feet wide, and two-feet deep (6’ x 3’ x 2’). The proposal can be site-specific or of existing work. The four utility box locations are:
- Millsap Road and College Avenue
- Township Street and Gregg Avenue
- Mission Boulevard and Crossover Road
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Hill Avenue
The call for proposals is open to all residents, artists, and artist teams, including high school and university students. All applicants, without regard to race, sex, religion, nationality, origin, sexual orientation, or disability will be considered.
This project is managed by The Keep Fayetteville Beautiful Board of Directors along with the City of Fayetteville. Artists will be paid $150 at the completion of the project and additional funds will be available for supplies. The project must be completed within three months.
Visit the Keep Fayetteville Beautiful webpage and click on the submission image or contact Heather Ellzey (479-718-7687) for a paper application. You can find images of Utility Box Art on the Fayetteville Art Walk interactive map.