Media Advisory: Photo/Interview Opportunity - Local Artists Take to Toronto Streets to Beautify Cityscape

TORONTO, June 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Ten local Toronto artists have partnered with Canadian furniture retailer Urban Barn to create vibrant, original art on downtown Toronto traffic signal boxes. This is part of a larger city initiative, Outside the Box, which aims to combat graffiti and vandalism by improving the visual appearance of Toronto's urban landscape.

The first instalment of artwork will take place beginning Monday, June 20, 2016. Now in its fourth year, Outside the Box has resulted in nearly 120 visually appealing, hand-painted boxes across the city. This summer Urban Barn will extend the program by featuring canvas versions of the artists' creations in downtown store locations.


Live art installation on downtown Toronto traffic signal boxes


Local artists commissioned by Urban Barn and the City of Toronto


Monday, June 20, 2016 through Friday, June 24, 2016

Progression of final artwork can be seen throughout the five day period


Eastern Ave and Carlaw Ave

Bloor St. W and High Park Ave

St. Clair Ave W and Arlington Ave

Queen St. E and Glen Manor Dr


Artists can speak to:

  • Embracing the industrial landscape as a blank canvas
  • The importance of the Outside the Box initiative
  • What they hope to accomplish from participating in this project


SOURCE Urban Barn

For further information: Emily Kett, elevator communications inc.,, office - 416.363.6444 ext. 226 / cell - 647-909-6835

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