Power Box Art
Details of the project:
Natives of Greenville, Mississippi recognize the intangible beauty of our city. Sometimes, though, our city’s physical appearance doesn’t accurately represent the arts, food, music, places, nature, and people we all know and love.
To fix this, the Greenville Arts Council, in conjunction with the City of Greenville, started the Greenville Power Box Art initiative. We plan to paint all 32 power boxes in the city with art that represents Greenville and the Delta. This program was modeled after Community Visions Unlimited’s New Orleans Street Gallery project.
We are asking for donations of any amount for the supplies needed to paint each box. If you or your business would like to sponsor an entire power box, we will attach a plaque to your box dedicating it to a loved one or advertising your business. To sponsor a box, please donate $250, and let us know what you would like on the plaque in the notes on your donation. We have currently found sponsors for 27 of the 32 boxes, and the boxes have been dedicated to beloved relatives and friends, World War II Veterans, sororities, Greenville establishments, and even to a spouse as an anniversary gift.
Greenville has rallied together to support the Greenville Power Box Art initiative, and through the initiative, the Greenville Arts Council has formed and strengthened partnerships with many local organizations and businesses. Two of collaborations of note are Lowe’s Home Improvement and the Community Foundation of Washington County.
The Greenville, Mississippi branch of Lowe’s has generously donated supplies and volunteer hours to support our initiative. They have donated supplies, including 14 gallons of primer, 18 gallons of paint, brushes, rollers, and drop cloths, and Lowe’s employees are volunteering their time to prime all the power boxes, saving us countless hours and preparing the boxes for the artists to start as soon as possible.
The Community Foundation of Washington County is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising funds for worthy causes and improving Washington County. The Greenville Arts Council has established a fund with CFWC dedicated solely to the Power Box Art initiative, which has proven to be an extremely beneficial partnership for both GAC and CFCW. If you would like to contribute to our Power Box Art initiative, please visit the Community Foundation of Washington County’s website to donate online or mail a donation to the Community Foundation of Washington County/ P.O. Box 5910/ Greenville, MS 38704, or https://www.cfwashco.org.
Follow our progress on Greenville Power Box Art’s Facebook page.
If you have any questions or would like to donate in person, please contact the Greenville Arts Council at (662) 332-2246, , or visit us at 323 S. Main Street, Greenville, MS, 38701.
* This project was the brainchild of GAC Summer Intern, Caroline Mansour.