Traffic Box Art Program 2012

St. John’s Clean and Beautiful Traffic Box Art Program is seeking local visual artists to paint murals on newly installed or replaced traffic control boxes found at intersections throughout the city. The boxes provide a desirable canvas for public art that are highly visible to both pedestrians and road traffic. Each year citizens and visitors are exposed to the creative work of local artists enhancing civic pride and beautification. Artists have positive experience of painting outside while receiving positive feedback from passersby. The artwork has also been successful at reducing unwanted graffiti and tagging on the traffic boxes.

This summer, St. John’s Clean and Beautiful will continue with the Traffic Box Art Program and complete a minimum of eight more boxes in the City. Since the program’s inception in 2012, 17 boxes have been completed.

St. John’s Clean and Beautiful is a voluntary non-profit organization committed to creating public awareness, ownership, and involving the community in the cleanliness and beautification of our City. The dedicated promotion of partnership, working together and individual responsibility make this happen. This in turn fosters economic investment, increases property values, and contributes to safety. Improving the quality of life and contributing to a healthier environment for the residents of St. John’s.

For more information, visit http://cleanstjohns.ca/traffic-boxes/

Media contact: Karen Hickman, Executive Director, St. John’s Clean and Beautiful 709-570-0350, sjcab@cleanandbeautiful.ca