Making Loveland Better With Art
It’s that time of year again. So hot. Once Independence Day passes, I’m just holding on till the cool breezes of September come. It’s not exactly the time I’d choose to work outdoors; yet here I am again, painting a transformer (electrical) box for the City of Loveland. It’s such a nice project that I can’t help applying each spring (when it’s still pretty cool outdoors).
In Loveland, the city hires artists to paint the electrical boxes that are plentiful these days wherever people live. Honestly, if I had a great big, dull army green, metal box in my front yard, I’d want to do something to make it a little more attractive. Why not turn it into art? The bonus is that these boxes are much less likely to be vandalized, and that makes the power company happy. They actually spend less on hiring artists than they do on repairs from vandalism in some towns.
And with that, I have to mention that Loveland is not the only place these colorful boxes can be found. Scott & I even saw at least one in Germany last summer. Every local program varies a bit as to the application process, payment, and other details. Here, there’s a reception at the end of the summer to celebrate the newly painted boxes, as well as the ones that are still being enjoyed from previous years.
Very cool picture, and looks like a great job coming up!
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