ABOUT THE PROJECT
Stompin' Groundz and Chinook Center have teamed for The Southeast Street Art Project. We seek up to 5 artists to provide original artwork designs to cover 5 utility boxes surrounding the Pikes Peak Park neighborhood as an effort to highlight the vibrancy of the community.
The utility boxes are located at traffic intersections throughout Southeast Colorado Springs (80910 & 80916), and contain functioning electrical equipment managed by the City of Colorado Springs. Over time, the 48” high reflective silver boxes have been marred by stickers, stains and graffiti. Southeast Streets seeks to integrate and celebrate art as a character of the community. Programs featuring artist designs on traffic signal cabinets and utility boxes have become a popular way across the country to beautify urban areas, while deterring graffiti and damage.
The Southeast Street Art Project will commission original designs that will transform the cabinets into notable artworks and will 1) cover previous damage; 2) discourage future damage and vandalism; and 3) enhance pedestrian experience.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Congrats to the selected artists for phase one of Southeast Street Art Project! Follow the artists on Instagram and check out the utility boxes below! Photo Cred: Stephanie Merchant
Ian Bruner @ideath_
Katherine "Kitty" Harris @UnspokenWordLLC
Phelan Carrasco @GroovyBears
Seth Lockard @SethLockardacpchp
Stephanie Merchant @StephanieMerchantArt
Talisa Caldwell @FreeTaliisa