Street art seems to be all the rage these days…but while “rage” is sometimes the operative word, there’s also a lot of fun in many projects. For example, we’ve been noticing a number of fancifully-painted electronic utility cabinets around the area, which turn these functional but drab boxes into something a lot more decorative.
Last week, students at Melrose Math, Science and Technology Magnet got in on the fun, after the school held a contest sponsored by the Melrose Business Improvement District, in which students submitted their drawings for an opportunity to paint a utility box at Melrose Ave. and Detroit St., near the school, with noted street artist Justin Bua. Bua judged the contest and selected two students for the project, which took place last Thursday. Other students joined in to help with the painting and created their own chalk designs on adjacent sidewalks. (Melrose photos courtesy of Kim Sudhalter, Urban Legend PR)