Utility Box Art

Thanks to a grant from the Downtown Mobile Alliance‘s MOBilize Fund, we have made headway towards our newest public art initiative! Harlan Toole Schwall has painted our first utility light control box (of what we plan to be many) just outside of LoDa Bier Garten on the corner of Dauphin and Joachim Street.

The Mobile Arts Council is searching for artists interested in adding life to the traffic control light boxes throughout downtown Mobile. All 2-D art mediums are potentially eligible, including photography. Chosen artists may choose to either paint the box OR have it professionally wrapped with vinyl or a similar application.

Each power box project will be provided with a $750 budget, including the cost of materials/vinyl application. Additional compensation may be available on special applications. A selection committee will choose artists on a rolling bases throughout the year as funds become available.

We are currently in search of potential sponsors for this project. Each painted box will cost approximately $1000. If you are interested in funding this project, email Angela Montgomery at amontgomery@mobilearts.org.

Are you an artist interested in participating in this project? Apply to paint or wrap a box using the form linked below.

3 Comments

  1. Melissa Rezabek on February 16, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    Omgroovyiness this is a groovy idea . I’m definitely inquiring about this .

  2. Rachelle Storer on July 22, 2022 at 11:29 am

    I would love to be a part of this project. (Applying)

  3. Dodie ward on July 22, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    Love we are doing this. Would love to see more murals on blank walls.

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