Artboxes transform utility boxes into vehicles for artistic expression. They have several benefits, including reducing graffiti, beautifying neighborhoods, contributing to community character and fostering a more walkable neighborhood. Recently, a stakeholder panel selected designs by local artists to wrap around utility boxes in South Loop this summer.
“These artboxes essentially create a free, walkable outdoor art gallery,” Creative Placemaking Director Alejandra Pelinka said. “We started installing artboxes in the South Loop back in 2016. It’s exciting to see the collection expand to feature more local artists.”
New artbox designs from artists Robyn Brower, Luis Fitch, John C. Gerber, Jose Rebollo, Shakuntala Maheshwari and Leah Yellowbird will be installed in July in the South Loop.