Decorated Call Boxes

This Saturday, officials will unveil special decorated call boxes in Mt. Pleasant - the start of a citywide program to "refurbish" abandoned fire and police call boxes through art. The event showcasing nine boxes will feature entertainment and refreshments, and, the organizers promise, an appearance by Council member Jim Graham. Here's the schedule, thanks to the artist's website:
11am: Dedication at Hobart and Mount Pleasant streets, NW
12pm: Walking tours begin at Hobart and Mount Pleasant Streets, NW.
12-6pm: Exhibit and refreshments following the tour, 3163 18th Street, NW

And a description of the project:

More than 35 neighborhood organizations are currently working on 414 call boxes as part of Cultural Tourism DC's Art on Call program. They have formed coalitions with residents, artists, and historians to refurbish their neighborhood's call boxes. Displaying a range of styles, the restored boxes will encourage residents and visitors to explore the city's distinctive neighborhoods and discover their history through art. Communities next in line to complete their Art on Call initiative include Capitol Hill, Dupont Circle, and Brookland.

> More information from Cultural Tourism DC


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