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Painted Power Boxes

Painted Power Boxes boxes in Downtown Salisbury is an ongoing project of Salisbury Arts Alliance, originally initiated under the auspices of Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District's Public Arts Committee, alongside Delmarva Veteran Builders and Delmarva Power. With Delmarva Power’s permission, the Salisbury Arts Alliance selects and compensates local artists, through public calls, to transform twenty designated power boxes, located within Salisbury's Arts & Entertainment District, into works of art. 

So far, the twenty power boxes have been painted, and re-painted twenty-eight times. The project began in 2016, with the first box completed along the Downtown Salisbury Riverwalk, with six more completed soon after.  In Spring 2018, another five boxes were awarded with financial support from Gillis Gilkerson, and the City of Salisbury. Dominique Ramsey's highly visible "Big Yellow Cats" was added in 2019, sponsored by the City of Salisbury Water Department.    

In Summer 2020, another round of seven boxes were awarded - thanks to public art grant funding provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.  In 2023, the most recent round of eight boxes were announced, again thanks to a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.  This latest round marks the first time older boxes are being refreshed with new works.  

Check out our current inventory of Painted Power Boxes and learn more about the local artists who created them.  


Where Are They? 

Check out the Public Art Walking Tour Brochure for a Map to all the Power Box Locations, as well as, other murals and sculptures in the Arts District.

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