Lafayette, LA – McComb-Veazey Neighborhood/Coterie announces a call for artist to design utility boxes in McComb-Veazey areas.
The McComb-Veazey Neighborhood is thrilled to announce that it is kicking off the second phase of Acadiana Center for the Arts (ACA) and Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) ArtBox Project. The goal of the ArtBox Project is to transform the traffic boxes around Lafayette into beautiful pieces of public art that represent our city, its people, and our culture, giving our community a sense of place. Two ordinary utility boxes will be transformed into works of art in the McComb-Veazey area, with themes chosen to reflect the area. The theme of the first box is the Creole Food, Arts, Culture and Entertainment (FACE) District, it will be celebrating the many faces of our Creole and African American history. We are looking for submissions that capture the amazing things that make up our unique Creole and African –American History in our community. We are hoping for submissions from a wide range of artist of all ages with different points of view, styles and inspiration.
“The boxes in our neighborhood are pretty plain. There is nothing spectacular about them. This project will transform those plain boxes into beautiful works of art that celebrate aspects of our community we would like to celebrate. We are very excited to help the ACA and LCG launch this next phase of art boxes,” says Tina Shelvin Bingham, Exec. Vice President of McComb- Veazey Neighborhood/ Coterie.
Artists can produce the artwork in a format of their choosing. It is then scanned onto a vinyl wrap that’s made from a very thick, graffiti/weather resistant material.
Professional, amateur, and student artists are invited to apply for the program. Applications are due by June 1st.
Applications and detailed information are under the “Community Projects” section of McCombVeazeyNeighborhood.org website and on the organization’s Facebook page. In addition to the application, artists should attach a proposal describing their vision.
Artists whose designs are chosen will receive a $500 stipend.
The location and theme of the second box will be announced in the coming weeks.
For more information please contact, Tina Shelvin Bingham (McComb-Veazey) at (337) 873-1451 or Francesca Vega (AcA) at (337) 233-7060.
The Application & Guidelines may be downloaded below.