My name is Victor and I am working on a project to start traffic box murals here in Bellingham. What are traffic box murals?
I am doing this as an independent contract with The Evergreen State College while I am home here in bham for the summer.
Back in June I presented the Arts Commission with the idea, and they want to see it get off the ground, so I am working on developing policy and other bureaucratic gravy that will hopefully lead to funding. I am headed back in August to finish the proposal and request such funding for six locations to start the project.
The locations are next to the Black Drop here in downtown, at the Cornwall rose garden, in the Fountain district, in Fairhaven, and at Sunnyland Elementary. I am looking for people that might be interested in painting the boxes. The criteria is pretty much that they just melt in with the neighborhood and reflect community pride, and look awesome!
No funding is guaranteed yet, but the catch is that I need to have something to show the commission that 1) people would be interested in actually doing this, and 2) there are capable community members that can do this. And that people are interested in starting right away if funding is allocated. I want this to grow like it has done in other cities, and I want full credit this quarter! So let your artist friends know about this awesome opportunity! My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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