Union County – 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 Plainfield edition of the program garnered over 9,000 votes.
The selections available for this round will cover traffic control boxes in Rahway at the intersections of Milton Street and Lawrence Street, Hamilton Street and Irving Street, and within Madison Avenue Park.
The public can vote online at www.ucnj.org/artoutsidethebox/vote until Wednesday, October 7, 2015.
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.
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.