The Town of Windsor is excited to announce the creation of a new utility box painting program called Discovering Windsor Through Art. This program aims to help beautify our community and is dedicated to exhibiting the visual arts outside the constraints of museums or galleries. The 2021 theme of “Community Healing” is designed to highlight the resiliency of Windsor and help the community heal through public art. Over the next few years, this program will grow to eventually include all 24 utility boxes in Windsor. The 2021 painted box locations will be:
Healing Thru Transformation
Old Redwood Hwy @ Pleasant Ave
Aida Herrera-Keehn and Paula Castro
Windsor River Rd @ Old Redwood Hwy
The Power of Kindness
Windsor Rd @ Jaguar Way
Blooming Amid Adversity
Brooks Rd South @ Glen Miller
Creating, Growing, Healing - Together
Windsor River Rd @ Market St.
Promise, Progress, Peace and Perseverance
Shiloh Rd @ Skylane Blvd
Growth is a Process
Old Redwood Hwy @ Starr Rd
The Discovering Windsor Through Art application period was January 12-March 1, 2021. The Town received ten applications from qualified artists. After a competitive ranking process, seven gifted artists have been selected to paint designated utility boxes. The Public Art Advisory Commission served as judges and ranked the applications based on use of color, overall design, design originality, and consistency with theme. The Town Council officially approved the artwork at their regular meeting on April 7, 2021.
The Town is grateful to all of the artists who submitted an application. The need for community healing right now is great, and the more community support for this process, the better. In addition to the participating artists, the Town would like to thank our program sponsor Kelly Moore Paints in Windsor for donating the high-quality paint to be used on these boxes.
This is a new annual program for the Town and the 2022 applications will be released in January.