More public art is coming to Rahway — and other Union County towns — with three locations selected, including two downtown.
Voting is open until Oct. 7 among five artists’ work for Rahway’s locations as part of Union County’s Art Outside the Box program, which aims to reinvent traffic control boxes around the county.
The program already is under way, and art selected, in Elizabeth, Linden and Plainfield.
Rahway would be in good company as cities big and small have employed this type of public art:
- Seattle has guidelines, describing it as a way to “discourage graffiti while showcasing a neighborhood and business district”;
It’s apparently not an entirely new phenomenon either, as this 2006 story from The New York Times describes the trend taking shape in Stamford, Conn., as early as 2003.
That piece even included a map detailing each of the nearly 200 locations
That piece even included a map detailing each of the nearly 200 locations.