Starting in 2015, the SCP has worked to incorporate more art as part of economic development in Downtown Springfield. The community loved the kick-off event in Stearns Square Park during the “Springfield Under the Stars” movie night and more boxes have been painted over the years.
The purpose of this project is two-fold: first, to beautify the streets and create unique and interesting pedestrian sights; second, to provide economic opportunity to local artists who are trying to make a living creating art in Springfield. We see this project as a free outdoor gallery that is accessible to everyone.
MassLive: Artists attack Springfield utility boxes with paint, turn them into art (photos, video)
MassLive Snapchat: Artists paint utility boxes in downtown Springfield (video)
MassLive: Watch artists transform downtown Springfield utility box into art (video)
WAMC Northeast Public Radio: Artists Begin Painting Springfield Utility Boxes (listen, 3:19 mins)