Design ideas sought for light-control art in New Britain

Published on Monday, 10 April 2017 23:20


NEW BRITAIN - Design proposals will be accepted from artists through the end of the month as the city enters the third round of its High Voltage Art project.

“Since the first High Voltage Art boxes were created in Little Poland in 2016, we’ve had an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from residents and visitors who have enjoyed the public art,” said Mayor Erin Stewart.

Artists will be given up to a $300 stipend from funds raised through donations from individuals, business and community organizations to turn the blank canvas of city light control boxes into works of art.

The High Voltage Art project is funded through contributions from the community.

Since the first five boxes debuted on and around Broad Street during the 2016 Little Poland Festival, art has been added to four other boxes in the area. The history-themed boxes were painted by members of the New Britain Artist Cooperative.

This next round will focus on boxes in or near downtown.

Artists must live in Connecticut and submit up to three design proposals.

Artists can submit their design proposals on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply for the third round is April 30. Applications can be found at by clicking “Documents,” then “Boards and Commissions” and then “Arts.”

Residents or businesses looking to donate can send a check to Stewart’s office at City Hall, 27 W. Main St., New Britain, CT 06051. “High Voltage Art” should be written in the memo section.

Christopher Fortier can be reached at 860-801-5063 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, , General News, New Britain on Monday, 10 April 2017 23:20. Updated: Monday, 10 April 2017 23:22.