Even the greatest of artists is nothing without a proper canvas. This is why I am so thrilled to see the continued expansion of Art of the Box, including the unveiling earlier this month of nine new boxes across five locations in Leon County.
Girls and boys donned bicycle helmets and tried out the pedals, practiced using crosswalks, and played games of hopscotch on the side of the "road" as a new multi-use bike space was revealed at Gilchrist Elementary School.
Leon County Government and KCCI (Knight Creative Communities Institute) invite residents to submit artwork for the chance to have their art transform utility boxes at libraries and other public spaces as part of the Art of the Box project.
The Knight Creative Communities Institute Community Catalyst team has come up with a new way to help keep kids off the streets while they're young and help them navigate those same streets safely when they're ready.