The Keep Tyler Beautiful, Beauty and the Box beautification program sponsored and packaged three new transportation boxes in residential areas.
The program began in 2016 with the goal of turning utilitarian travel boxes into works of art by local artists. What started as a ten-box pilot program in the downtown business arts and culture district has grown to 94 vinyl-wrapped road boxes throughout the city of Tyler.
Historically, the program has focused on wrapping travel boxes in non-residential areas, but as the program continues, the number of such boxes is limited. By expanding into residential box packaging, Beauty and the Box can make more boxes available for packaging while continuing its beautification mission.
“We are now wrapping road blocks that are in residential areas unless they are directly in front of the house,” said Keep Tyler Beautiful coordinator Erin Garner. “We had a few boxes, like the one on Broadway Avenue and Rice Road, which is considered residential but not directly in the area. We are very excited to open the program for these boxes, but will limit the artwork to nature images such as roses, azaleas, bees, and other flora and fauna that reflect Tyler’s natural beauty.”
The following traffic light blocks have recently been sponsored and packaged:
Loop 323 and New Copeland Road: Sponsored by Keep Tyler Beautiful. Art by Donna Cariker.
Broadway Avenue and Rice Road: Supported by Keep Tyler Beautiful. Art by Claudia Holland.
Front Street and Lions Avenue: Sponsored by Tyler Parks and Recreation. Art by David DiPaolo.
In addition, three other boxes were wrapped in non-residential spaces sponsored by various organizations.
Loop 323 and Earl Campbell Boulevard: Sponsored by Tyler-Smith County Exes of Texas. Art by Days Kidd.
Broadway Avenue and Centennial Parkway: sponsored by the Azalea Garden Club. Art by Caroline Webb.
Front Street and Bonner Avenue: sponsored by the Azalea Garden Club. Art by Janet Majors.
For more information about Beauty & the Box or Keep Tyler Beautiful, visit www.KeepTylerBeautiful.com or contact Erin Garner, KTyB Community Coordinator at (903) 531-1335 or email [email protected]