Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. (CRI) will once again hold a fundraising online auction on May 3-7, 2023 with proceeds to benefit the Art in Public Spaces- Signal Box Art Wrap Program.
CRI would like to enhance Culpeper as a destination for viewing public art by creating public art installations in the form of signal power box art wraps. By creating a piece of public art for an outdoor environment that reflects the spirit of Culpeper, we engage our local artists’ community, and demonstrate our commitment to urban renewal and growth. The collective goals of CRI and the community of Culpeper will be supported with the conversion of some of the plain gray/green signal power boxes on the main thoroughfares and several downtown buildings into colorful, inviting art works. Utility box and equipment art wraps are a versatile solution that allows infrastructure to merge with the surrounding landscape, contributing to a more friendly and exciting downtown commercial district. These wraps will enrich any space with the beauty of a work of art. Furthermore, vinyl wraps also provide an extra layer of protection to utility boxes or equipment against deterioration caused by the elements. Add to this list of benefits, the fact that utility box wraps are also extremely durable making an engaging visual solution that also makes for a smart investment.
CRI is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the vitality of downtown. This dedication has resulted in an APA Great Streets award for Davis Street and a Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.