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Artists plan to decorate more Decatur signal boxes

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Artists plan to decorate more Decatur signal boxes

A decorated signal box at the corner of West Ponce de Leon Avenue and Commerce Drive. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
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A decorated signal box at the corner of West Ponce de Leon Avenue and Commerce Drive. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

A decorated signal box at the corner of West Ponce de Leon Avenue and Commerce Drive. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

More drab-looking signal boxes in Decatur will soon receive a makeover from local artists.

The organizers behind the Decatur Box Project say that the project is entering its second phase.

“Keep your eyes open for some new, fun public art coming to downtown Decatur in the next few weeks,” Decatur Box Project Administrator Andrea Andrade said in a press release. “They will be popping up everywhere.”

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Larry Holland of Fishbone Art organized the initiative. Other supporters include the Decatur Downtown Development Authority, Decatur Tourism Board, Decatur Arts Alliance, Brick Store Pub, Thinking Man Tavern, Kimball House, Corner Pub, Twain’s, and numerous people who contributed to a crowdfunding campaign.

“Adam Crawford has already completed his box of tigers at the corner of East Ponce de Leon Avenue and Ponce de Leon Place, next to Tzatiki’s,” Andrade said. “Austin Blue’s box is in progress at the corner of Commerce Drive and East Ponce de Leon Avenue, and Donna Howells is close to finishing her reading themed box near the library.”

Andrade provided these photos of the signal boxes being decorated around town:

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