HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Arts Advisory Committee has announced their "Art Box Mural Project" beautification initiative. The plan calls for 15 utility boxes along Washington Street to be decorated, reflecting the theme of “equality and inclusion”.
“Hoboken is committed to beautifying our public spaces and supporting our local artists, and I’m thrilled the arts committee is undertaking this quality of life initiative,” said Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. “The theme of equality and inclusion selected by the committee for the murals is an important one, as Hoboken will always be a fair and welcoming place where all are treated with respect. Thank you to all seven members of the arts committee for their continued efforts on this important project for our City.”
The City of Hoboken, along with the Hoboken Arts Advisory Committee, seeks proposals from artists who live or work in Hoboken. The 15 selections will be based on relevance to the theme, quality of work, and experience with similar projects—although artists without previous public art experience are also encouraged to apply.
“The Arts Advisory Committee is very glad to see this project launch," said Chris O'Connor, Chair of the Hoboken Arts Advisory Committee. "This is the first initiative our body has implemented, and we feel the subject matter “equality and inclusion” reflects a core value of our city. This is also an opportunity to beautify and create interest to a very utilitarian object that is found up and down Washington Street. We are excited to have a project that involves so many artists. Our community will enjoy new work from 15 artists who live or work in Hoboken. We are eager to see submissions and hope many artists will apply.”
Artists will receive a stipend of $1,250, and may apply via http://www.hobokennj.gov/muralproject.
Applications and proposals will be accepted through August 11, 2020.
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