Union County – Art selections from Union County’s first-ever Art Outside the Box program have gone live for a week-long community vote. Participants can vote online at www.ucnj.org/artoutsidethebox/vote.
The selections available for this round of voting will be placed in Linden at the intersections of Wood Avenue and Knopf Street, St. George Avenue and Garfield Street, and St. George Avenue and Stiles Street.
Art Outside the Box is a new county-wide creative placemaking project funded by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, created to support Union County visual artists by offering a nontraditional exhibition opportunity that broadens and diversifies public exposure to art murals.
“We are proud to see this project gain traction and involve the community in an organic selection process,” said Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh. “We recognize that the best way to engage our residents is by involving them in choosing the aesthetic that will symbolize and represent their neighborhoods.”
The theme for the 2015 Art Outside The Box program is diversity. Open to all artists, the program seeks to represented the community at-large and provide an engaging experience that is uplifting, colorful, and appropriate for people of all ages.
Offered as part of Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh’s Building A Community of the Arts initiative, a total of thirteen original artworks will be selected to cover traffic control boxes in Elizabeth, Linden, Rahway, and Plainfield, NJ. Each artwork will be reproduced on a special vinyl adhesive film and professionally applied to the exterior of the pre-selected traffic control boxes.
Details about the project, are available online at www.ucnj.org/artoutsidethebox.
For additional information please contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-558-2550.