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Freeholders Still Accepting Artwork Entries for Public Art Project

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is still accepting submissions of original artwork for a traffic control box creative placemaking public art project. (Artwork by Dario Scholis)

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders offers a call for entries to all 2D visual artists living and working in Union County to participate in the County’s first Art Outside The Box public art project – a nontraditional exhibition opportunity that broadens and diversifies public exposure to art murals. The theme of this art project is diversity. The deadline for entry is August 1, 2015. There is no fee required to participate.

“The entries for this public art project will support Union County’s ongoing efforts to broaden cultural development through the promotion, coordination, and integration of publicly accessible art,” said Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh.

Offered as part of Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh’s Building A Community of the Arts initiative, a total of nine original artworks will be selected to cover traffic control boxes in select towns in Union County.

Funded by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Art Outside The Box project will provide a $200 honorarium for each artist whose work is selected. 

For further details about how to participate, and to learn more about the project, including entry form, traffic control box locations, reference samples, and artist agreement are available online at or call the Union County Department of Cultural Heritage at (908) 558-2550.