CALL FOR ARTISTS TO DECORATE TRANSFORMER AND TRAFFIC LIGHT CONTROL BOXES
For the second year in a row, the City of Yellowknife and Northland Utilities are partnering in a public art initiative which will see several transformer and traffic light control boxes resurfaced by Yellowknife artists.
Painters, digital, graffiti artists and photographers as well any other artists working in two dimensional mediums are invited to submit a proposal to the City by May 31, 2017. The goal is to decorate fifteen boxes this year.
Successful applicants are expected to complete their individual projects by August 15, 2017.
In 2016, artists, Alison McCreesh, Dennis Kenny, Diane Boudreau, Jessica McVicker, Madeleine Tetreault, Marc Lacharite, Renee Thomas, Robbie Craig, Sara Bradfield, Joel Maillet and a grade six class from St. Joseph School participated in the initiative. In 2016 the project focused on transformer boxes located in the downtown core as well as one located right at St. Joseph School. Visit the City’s website to see photographs of the 2016 project.
“The City is excited to partner with Northland Utilities on this community initiative. We are fortunate to have many artists living in Yellowknife and are looking forward to working with them to create inspiring artwork on street level infrastructure,” said Mayor Heyck.
“Northland Utilities are very proud to be a part of the Yellowknife community and we are delighted to partner with the City on this creative project” said Northland Utilities Manager, Derek McHugh.
For more information on the transformer and street light box public art project and to submit project proposals visit www.yellowknife.ca (go to Living Here/Arts, Culture & Heritage page).
For more information:
Communications & Economic Development Officer
City of Yellowknife
Northland Utilities (Yellowknife) Ltd.