Public Art Project in Downtown Manchester, Deadline for entries approaching

DEADLINE REMINDER for the “Think Outside the Box” Public Art Project in Manchester
NH artists are invited to submit designs to paint the traffic signal boxes downtown

Manchester, NH – The deadline for entries for the public call for artists for this project is less than two weeks away.

In an attempt to beautify the city by infusing art, color, and creativity into the urban landscape, NH artists are invited to submit designs to paint on the traffic signal boxes in Manchester’s downtown. Three to five designs will be chosen by a jury process and those selected artists will paint the traffic signal boxes this spring, weather permitting. Each artist will receive a $300 stipend to cover materials and their time.

This project is a collaboration between InTown Manchester, The City of Manchester’s Art Commission and Highway Department, and Studio 550 Art Center. The committee is excited to see how artists interpret the call for entries. They are hoping for a wide variety of creative designs and solutions so that the most suitable ones may be chosen for installation.

All entries must be received by March 7th, 9PM at Studio 550, at 550 Elm St. in Manchester. Submissions may be sent via email, post mail, or dropped off in person at Studio 550, and the full application can be found on the Studio 550 website, under the “Opportunities” page.  The $25 application fee will be waived for students.

For more information, see, call 603-232.5597 or stop by the studio at 550 Elm St. in Manchester, NH.

"Studio 550 is a community arts center in downtown Manchester that believes art is for everyone, regardless of skill, age, or background.” says Programs Director, Monica Leap. “Everyone has the capacity to be creative. At a young age we know that inherently. As we grow older, we tend to forget. Studio 550 gives big kids and little kids alike an excuse to play.”