10th Art of the Box Unveiling
On April 13, the 10th Art of the Box was celebrated at the Maclay School, where student artist Olivia Schroeder attends. This is the 10th Art of the Box KCCI facilitated. This box is the first featuring a student’s artwork, and the first box sponsored by a family. Thank you Dudley Family for making this public art piece possible.
Art of the Box is a program that showcases and promotes the work of local artists while covering traffic control boxes that are often defaced with graffiti. The program deters vandalism, provides economic opportunity and marketing for local artists by showcasing their talents, and beautifies neighborhoods as the boxes broaden access to, and appreciation of, public art.
Leon County Commissioner Rick Minor, Mayor John Dailey, 2021 KCCI Community Catalysts, KCCI supporters, Maclay faculty, and Olivia’s parents came out to celebrate the 10th Art of the Box.
Head of Maclay School, James Milford, Commissioner Rick Minor, Mayor John Dailey, and KCCI Executive Director Betsy Couch spoke at the unveiling event, emphasizing the importance of arts in a community.
The unveiling was also timely as it came weeks after Leon County Government and KCCI announced the Call for Artists to cover utility boxes at popular libraries and county parks. Interested artists are invited to submit original, inspired and/or uplifting artwork by May 15 at https://forms.gle/6CuJ8CebPXqLoEYt9.
Thank you to the community partners and business leaders who worked with KCCI’s 2021 Community Catalyst Class to make this 10th Art of the Box possible: The Dudley Family, City of Tallahassee, FASTSIGNS, and Maclay School.