City of SalemSubmissions for Salem's ArtBox program are due in less than two weeks.
Salem is seeking artists to submit proposals to paint one out of six downtown utility boxes as part of ArtBox 2012. Winning artists will have their work in front of 1 million people annually and will receive $500.
Applications are due April 6.
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Salemís first art box on Essex Street inspired a group of local art appreciators and community leaders to start the ArtBox, a program to transform these utilitarian eyesores into original works of art.
In the hopes of promoting individual artists as well as the communityís burgeoning arts scene, ArtBox asks all interested to propose a piece of art that presents a visual interpretation of Salemís cityscape, culture, community pride, or art itself.
The competition is open to all artists. The work will be judged by an independent group of creative professionals, including Steven Zevitas, president and publisher of New American Painting and owner of the Boston-based Steven Zevitas Gallery. One box will be painted weekly starting in June.
Winners will be publicly announced at the Salem Arts Festival on June 1.
Justin A. Rice can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.