Sunday, June 12, 2016

Decorated Utility Box: Sunflowers - Springfield, MA:

Springfield, MA

N 42° 06.158 W 072° 35.447

Short Description: 

A sunflower themed painted utility box is located on the northwest corner of Main Street at the corner of Boland Way in Springfield, MA.

Long Description:

Eighteen artists have been chosen by the Springfield Central Cultural District to paint and beautify electrical utility boxes in the downtown area of Springfield. The first boxes were painted on Monday May 23, 2016 and the program will continue throughout the month and beyond. Many of the paintings will be sponsored by local organizations and businesses.

One of the first utility boxes to be finished was painted by Lorraine McAlpine. The utility box has sunflowers and a single red tulip painted against a blue background. The name of the sponsor, Tower Square, appears in black block letters on the front of the top of the sidewalk side of the utility box. Tower Square is a boutique shopping mall in downtown Springfield.

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