2017 Utility Box Art Unveiled in Orangeville

Four art submissions have been selected by a jury of Orangeville’s Arts & Culture Committee to be featured on utility boxes throughout Orangeville.

The Utility Box Art Display Program recognizes local artists, celebrates the Town’s culture and history, and promotes Orangeville as an arts and culture hub for the region. The program launched in 2016 with three unique art installations on Broadway in downtown Orangeville.

The successful submissions for the 2017 art installations were created by:

  • Sharon Wadsworth-Smith of Mono who presented a scene of a woman walking along the trail at Island Lake
  • Karey Shinn of Orangeville who painted a field of wind turbines
  • Meagan Kikuta of Orangeville who presented a drawing of ink and pastel, depicting a forest along the Bruce Trail with her dog
  • Ellen Cameron of Mono who presented a photograph of Clydesdale horses

Their art pieces are wrapped around utility boxes along Broadway, First Street and Hansen Boulevard.

The Utility Box Art Display Program provides local artists with the opportunity to submit unique artwork for installation on selected Town utility boxes using a custom vinyl wrap process. Winning entries are selected by a jury, and successful artists receive a fee of $500 for their designs. Artist applicants must reside in Dufferin County and must be at least 18 years old. Watch for a call for artists in the spring for 2018 submissions.

Photo Credit: Town of Orangeville

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