Artist Proposals Wanted for Fayetteville Utility Box Art Program

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – The City of Fayetteville announced Monday that it is seeking proposals for its utility box art program.

The program is an anti-graffiti initiative of the Keep Fayetteville Beautiful Committee and the Community Policing Division of the Fayetteville Police Department.

According to a city press release, under this year’s theme, ‘Follow the flow’, proposals should celebrate and educate the public on the importance of keeping local waterways ‘clean with a focus on pollution. streams, groundwater pollution and/or stormwater runoff and contamination.”

Utility boxes are approximately 6 feet tall, 3 feet wide, and 2 feet deep (6′ x 3′ x 2′). The four utility box slots are:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and S. College Ave. (near the old Jefferson school)
  • S. Happy Hollow Rd. and E. Huntsville Rd.
  • 15th St. and S. School Ave.
  • Stephen Carr Memorial Boulevard. and exit ramp from Interstate-49 northbound

Fayetteville says the call for proposals is open to all residents, artists and artist teams, including high school and college students. All applicants, regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, origin, sexual orientation or disability will be considered.

The submission period opens on Monday August 8th. The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. on Friday, September 16.

To submit a proposal or request a paper application, contact Heather Ellzey at [email protected] or 479-718-7687.

Kayleen C. Rice