ELIZABETH, NJ – Calling all 2D visual artists living and working in Union County to think Art Outside The Box, Union County’s first  public art project. This nontraditional exhibition, sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, aims to broaden and diversifies public exposure to art murals. The theme of this art project is diversity. The deadline for entry is August 1, 2015, and there is no fee to participate.

Offered as part of Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh’s Building A Community of the Arts initiative, a total of nine original artworks will be selected to cover traffic control boxes in select towns in Union County.

“The entries for this public art project will support Union County’s ongoing efforts to broaden cultural development through the promotion, coordination, and integration of publicly accessible art,” said Freeholder Jalloh.

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Funded by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Art Outside The Box project will provide a $200 honorarium for each artist whose work is selected. 

For further details about how to participate, and to learn more about the project, including entry form, traffic control box locations, reference samples, and artist agreement are available online atwww.ucnj.org/artoutsidethebox or call the Union County Department of Cultural Heritage at (908) 558-2550.