Arts

Estes Park seeks artists to paint utility boxes

ESTES PARK
After a successful program in 2017 with five boxes transformed into unique works of art, the Town of Estes Park will continue working with artists to decorate utility boxes in 2018. The Town and its citizen committee, the Parks Advisory Board, in conjunction with the Estes Arts District, are seeking local artists to paint seven more pre-selected utility boxes located in five different locations. The boxes are located along the Riverwalk, at Performance Park and near the Post Office.

Public Information Officer Kate Rusch commented, “This program has allowed us to continue supporting the arts community and enhance Estes Park’s character while maintaining our utility boxes at the same time.” She continued, “The artists are starting with something that is drab and dull and transforming it into a special focal point — something unique and interesting.” Rusch explained the utility box project is part of the Town’s Art in Public Places program, overseen by the Parks Advisory Board. It brings the arts into public spaces to enhance the lives of residents and visitors. “We think Estes Park should not only be known for our natural surroundings, but for the arts and our local artists as well.”

Artists interested in being a part of this exciting program can visit http://www.estes.org/rfp
for a project description, request for proposal and a sample contract. Minimum compensation for painting the selected utility boxes is $1,000. For more information, contact project manager and Parks Supervisor Brian Berg at 970-577-3783 or bberg@estes.org.

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