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Posted on: August 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Utility Box Art Program - Call for Artist Proposals

Call for Artists: Utility Box Art RFP

Aug. 8, 2022

Contact: Heather Ellzey 
Environmental Educator 
Recycling and Trash Collection Division 

Utility Box Art Program – Call for Artist Proposals

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The City of Fayetteville is seeking proposals for its Utility Box Art Program. The program is a graffiti abatement initiative of the Keep Fayetteville Beautiful Committee and Fayetteville Police Department’s Community Policing Division. The submission period opens Monday, Aug. 8. The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16.

Per this year’s theme, “Follow the Flow,” proposals should celebrate and educate the public on the importance of keeping our local water ways clean with a focus on creek pollution, ground water pollution and/or storm water runoff and contamination.

Utility boxes measure approximately 6 feet high, 3 feet wide and 2 feet deep (6’ x 3’ x 2’). The four utility box locations are: 

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and S. College Ave. (near the old Jefferson School)
  • S. Happy Hollow Rd. and E. Huntsville Rd.
  • 15th St. and S. School Ave.
  • Stephen Carr Memorial Blvd. and Interstate-49 northbound off-ramp

The call for proposals is open to all residents, artists and artist teams, including high school and university students. All applicants, without regard to race, sex, religion, nationality, origin, sexual orientation or disability will be considered.

This project is managed by The Keep Fayetteville Beautiful Board of Directors along with the City of Fayetteville. Artists will be paid $150 at the completion of the project and additional funds will be available for supplies. The project must be completed within three months.

To submit a proposal or request a paper application, contact Heather Ellzey at or 479-718-7687.

View past submissions at


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