Mayor Kassandra Gove is proud to announce a new initiative in collaboration with the Amesbury Cultural Council to paint murals on the eight City-owned electric boxes around town, as well as the new secure drop box in front of City Hall. The theme of the initiative is “The Art of Community”.
Louisa Wilson, Co-Chair of the Amesbury Cultural Council stated, “Through this public art project, the ACC is looking forward to showcasing the talents of Amesbury artists and adding beauty to what are ordinarily overlooked and dull utility fixtures. It's a project that will benefit the town for years to come.”
The Amesbury Cultural Council, a City of Amesbury board, invites artists to submit designs to paint the electrical utility boxes by July 6, 2020. Designs will be reviewed by the Cultural Council and the Mayor’s Office, and nine artists will be chosen to paint the murals, with an installation deadline of July 31, 2020.
The eight electrical boxes are located at;
- City Hall parking lot
- 100 Main Street (Old Post Office)
- Intersection of Rt 150 and Highland Street
- In front of the Amesbury Fire Department
- Intersection of School and Main Streets
- Upper Millyard
- Lower Millyard
- Lower Millyard parking lot
For more information or to submit a design, people can visit www.amesburyculturalcouncil.org/public-art-initiatives.
Mayor Gove has been thinking about public art since before she became Mayor. “Using public art as an economic development tool was something I talked about during my campaign, so I’m excited to see this project with the Cultural Council come to fruition. Painting the electrical boxes is a solid step towards adding more public art to our community; giving people another reason to come to town and for residents to walk around and explore. Amesbury has incredibly talented artists who live and create here, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they come up with for this initiative!”