Voting is set to continue this week for Union County’s first-ever Art Outside the Box program; the last round of voting, for the Elizabeth edition of the program garnered over 9,000 votes.
The selections available for this round will cover traffic control boxes in Plainfield at the intersections of South Avenue and Terrill Road, Randolph Road and Park Avenue, Park Avenue and 7th Street, and South Avenue and Leland Avenue.
Participants can vote online at www.ucnj.org/artoutsidethebox/vote. Voting will be available until Tuesday, September 29th.
Art Outside the Box is a new county-wide creative placemaking project created to support Union County visual artists by offering a nontraditional exhibition opportunity that broadens and diversifies public exposure to art murals.
“We are extremely excited to see that our residents are actively participating in choosing the aesthetic that will symbolize and represent their neighborhoods,” said Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh. “We can’t wait to see how many votes will come in for this, and future editions of the program.”
The theme for the 2015 Art Outside The Box program was diversity, and art was sought that not only represented the community at-large, but that was 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.
Funded by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, 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.