Paint This Box!

Artistically Painted Utility Box
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Welcome to the Paint This Box!

Paint This Box! is a a downtown project aimed at building onto the kindling of turning Northampton into a public art community by painting the utility boxes on Main Street. We hope that Paint This Box! will continue pushing us towards spreading art across Northampton and recognizing art as a cornerstone of our city.

Project Summary

Paint This Box! is an opportunity to celebrate the visual arts and the downtown area of Northampton. There will be a total of 4 utility boxes painted.

Artists will submit proposals for utility box designs. A jury will select the designs to be used for the utility boxes. The artists will be paid a $350 stipend for their work and will be supplied with the necessary paints and materials.

The artists will paint the utility boxes on-site in downtown Northampton on Sunday, June 11th. In addition to painting, there will be a press event on Sunday, June 11th to help kickoff Paint This Box!, during which reporters and residents will be encouraged to visit the utility boxes being painted by artists.

Special Thanks to our Major Sponsors and Supporters

Northampton Arts Council

Massachusetts Cultural Council

The City of Northampton