Tyler’s Utility Boxes Have Become Works Of Art [PHOTOS]
East Texas is so beautiful. All of Texas is beautiful, each region in its own way. But something about the countryside here is truly breathtaking in some areas. And it's not only the landscape that's beautiful now.
As our communities become more mindful of the power of art and beauty in our city-scapes, even just driving around our neighborhoods and downtown areas can be inspiring and uplifting in their beauty.
We see beauty in our architecture, in the way East Texas cities are paying more attention to public spaces, and certainly in the artistic touches to unlikely mundane elements that keep our cities running. For example, the utility box project in Tyler.
It started several years ago when the City of Tyler "turned 10 utility boxes, which house the electrical components for traffic lights, into an attraction to the downtown area trough an inaugural art contest," reports Tylerpaper.com. "The 'Beauty in a Box' project challenged local artists to create or photograph original pieces that could be printed and wrapped around utility boxes."