Utility Box Beautification Reaches Milstone




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The City of Tyler’s Beauty and the Box program is a beautification program that began in 2016 to take utilitarian traffic boxes and transform them into beautiful works of art by local artists. What started as a pilot program of 10 boxes in the Downtown Business Arts and Culture District has grown to 29 vinyl-wrapped boxes all across the Texas city.

The latest utility box to be sponsored and wrapped completes all of the boxes on the downtown square. The box, located at the corner of Broadway Avenue and Ferguson Street, has been sponsored by Tab and Bonnie Beall of Tyler. The artwork, featuring a painted scene of West Erwin Street, is by local artist Diane Frossard. The program is administered by Keep Tyler Beautiful.

Any local artists can submit artwork to be considered for this program to Main Street Gallery. Sponsors are able to look through the collections of submitted artwork and choose the piece they would like on their box. Artists will receive a stipend for their work if it is chosen by a sponsor for this program.

Keep Tyler Beautiful’s goal is to encourage beautification, waste reduction and recycling activities in the community. Through planning, initiating and coordinating programs for litter control, environmental sustainability and beautification, the organization strives to bring people together and raise public interest in building a cleaner, better city.

For more information, contact Keep Tyler Beautiful Community Coordinator Angela Bennis at (903) 595-7217 or email abennis@tylertexas.com. Additionally, more information can be found on the website at www.KeepTylerBeautiful.com.

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