ST CROIX UTILITY BOX MURAL PROJECT
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The Power of the St. Croix Utility Box Mural Project
was funded through the 2018 Great Idea Competition Grant from the Stillwater Area Foundation, with the partnership of the City of Marine on St. Croix, the City of Stillwater, and the Washington County Historical Society.
The theme of this project revolves around the St. Croix River, as it is the river that connects our towns and communities. The project coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act protecting the St. Croix Riverway.
The idea to transform something that is unattractive – the common, bland green or grey utility boxes – into something beautiful is not new. Cities across the country, from Minneapolis to Fort Collins, have completed similar projects to beautify and enliven their downtowns.
The Power of the St. Croix Utility Box Mural Project will celebrate the St. Croix River and our local artistic talent, while mitigating the negative effects of unwanted postings on utility boxes. It will also create lasting pieces of art that will improve the appearance of downtown for residents and visitors alike.