MAAA introduces a new public arts initiative “The Switch Box Project” transforms aluminum switch boxes into pieces of ART!
This project blends art, photos, and new technology and materials create these interesting public art pieces. Thanks to Indiana Department of Transportation who actually own the boxes, The City of Madison who actually own the land the boxes are on; and the Office of Community & Rural Affairs who liked our idea of placemaking with the boxes! A very special thank you to the area artists and the area sponsors who came together, along with fabricator Troy Seel to make this happen. From East to West along Madison’ s Main Street. From Walnut & Main: Artist: Larry Rudolech & Farmers Bank of Milton; Jefferson & Main: Harry Elburg & German American Bank; Mulberry & Main: Jane Vonderheide & Midwest Tube Mills, Inc.; West & Main: Janie Mahoney & Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County; Broadway & Main: Alann Boatright & Wallis Family Fund; Mill & Main: Eric Phagan & visitmadison, Inc.; Cragmont & Main: Patty Cooper Wells & Lanthier Winery. Many thanks to wonderful artist and the generous sponsors who made this idea a reality! MAAA public arts/spaces team worked hard on this one! Next up: Madison’s hilltop!
We have a great collection of public art including murals all over town–painted by talented area artists–check them out when you are out on foot–look high, look low, in the alleys, and on the sides of historic buildings–you will find treasures everywhere!