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Red Light, Creative Light

Using nearly invisible “canvases” for public art such as traffic signal light boxes is relatively new to Indy, but has become a serious form of art in other cities. Check out this amazing box entitled “Transparent Utility Box” in San Francisco. This perspective-based installation truly captures the emotion and essence of this community.

Not to be out done, we have created out own utility box art in the Irvington neighborhood as part of the Great Indy Cleanup program. As part of the first annual October Great Indy Cleanup last year, seven traffic signal boxes along East Washington Street (Irvington) were painted by local artists. In April of this year, local artist Robert Bentley painted four traffic signal boxes for the four neighborhoods of Near West as part of the April Great Indy Cleanup.

The Great Indy Cleanup program tackles litter and illegal dumping, but looks at other innovative ways of transforming communities; through community greenspace projects, invasive removal, and yes, public art. Wonder where the next invisible canvasses will emerge in Indy?