Arlington Public Art

Arlington Public Art
  • Mary Kandaras and Isabel Aluia

Transformer Boxes

Five new transformer boxes around Arlington are being painted during summer 2019!  We are grateful to Zen Ren Chuan Martial Arts, Kickstand Cafe, Arlington Center for the Arts, Ellenhorn, and Custom Contracting, Inc., who are each sponsoring a box for $300.

This year’s artists are Shunsuke Yamaguchi, Molly Scannell, Aubrey Cloutier, Chi-Yun Lau, and Karen McCarthy/Laurie Bogdan.

This Arlington Public Art project began in 2014, when the APA began commissioning local artists to design and paint some of the many transformer boxes (also known as “switch boxes”) on our streets. This project appealed to ACAC as a relatively inexpensive and temporary way to improve the streetscape while exposing community members to accessible public art. All past artists have reported that they enjoyed the experience of painting in public and talking to passersby as they worked.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED? Check out our Call for Artists

Images of Transformer Boxes

Karen-and-Laurie-Transformer-boxes Stacey Greenland Anne Goodwin Carol Cunningham Colleen Feeney Keyes Donna Hamilton Eileen deRosas Maria + Kathy Lobo Mary Kandaras and Isabel Aluia Pat Stenger Sarinne Ghazarian Shunsuke Yamaguchi Suzanne McLeod Tianna Liu Adria Arch John Doyle Marek Jacisin IMG-3344-e1536866844471 IMG-3337-e1536867627848