The ViBe Creative District Utility Box Artwork program is inspired by similar programs nationwide. In Virginia Beach, a pilot project to wrap 10 traffic ops boxes with digitally printed artworks was first permitted in 2019. Based on the success of this low-cost and low-maintenance public art project, a second installment was permitted in 2022 to add an additional 5 artworks.
The City of Virginia Beach and Department of Cultural Affairs support and endorse this creative use of public space in the ViBe Creative District which creates FUN-ctional artworks to beautify the neighborhood, create a sense of place in the arts district and to avoid graffiti.
Digital artworks professionally printed and installed by professional contractors of The Graphics Shop in Chesapeake, VA.
Make your own “critter box”
Download this fun and easy at-home art project inspired by artist Wade Mickley’s newest creation in the ViBe Creative District:
Download this fun and easy at-home art project inspired by artist Wade Mickley’s newest creation in the ViBe Creative District:Download