Monday, July 4, 2016

Decorated Utility Box: Fireworks Over Springfield - Springfield, MA

4th of July Jubilation

N 42° 06.223 W 072° 35.304

Short Description: 

A painted utility box on the southwest corner of Dwight Street and Harrison Avenue in Springfield, MA features fireworks over Springfield city landmarks.

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. This painted utility box was sponsored by the Springfield Parking Authority.

Louise Padilla has created a decorated utility box featuring one of the premier events sponsored by the City of Springfield - the annual Fourth of July fireworks display along the Connecticut River. The utility box is painted a blue to represent the night sky. The street side show fireworks exploding over a line drawing of the historic Old First Church in downtown Springfield. The sides have fireworks over the Memorial Bridge over the Connecticut River. The sidewalk side shows fireworks exploding over a silhouette of the Springfield skyline. The top is filled with gold, five pointed stars.

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