The Avenue Concept Warren: Utility Boxes & More Tour

Enjoy a stroll through Warren guided by these vibrant Utility Boxes.

The Avenue Concept Warren: Utility Boxes & More Tour

Warren, Rhode Island 02885, United States

Created By: The Avenue Concept

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Warren, RI is known for its food, sights, and beautiful streets. Enjoy this snapshot of the city as you find the various vibrantly colored Utility Boxes featuring great local and regional artists.

Utility boxes turn from mundane panels of metal to delightful and thought-provoking human-scale murals with the talent of artists willing to take on the challenge of working in multiple dimensions.

Utility boxes can also be a way for visitors to weave through streets and discover our city and for residents to consider new views of familiar places.

Learn more about each of the boxes and the artists who created them both on this tour and by following their work on social media. And, be sure not to miss Warren's most recent mural addition at Blount Fine Foods.


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William Schaff is a veteran of the local arts scene known primarily for his album artwork for bands such as Okkervil River, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. He is also the founder of Warren’s “Fort Foreclosur... Read more
Holly Emidy is a native Rhode Islander who has called Warren home for over 30 years. She is an accomplished surface designer specializing in textile design. "Fore and Aft" is based on Warren's past and present working waterfront, depicting ... Read more
Heather Annis is an artist and educator living in Providence, RI. “Scintillio” plays homage to the large pole-mounted holiday decorations that were installed in Warren along Main Street for many years.  The artist recalls that they wer... Read more
Connor Robinson is a Rhode Island-based artist who completed his BFA at RISD in Illustration in 2020.  “Fish Tank” depicts the biodiversity of Narragansett Bay in a public space in order to showcase the many types of fish that live in ... Read more
Kristin Divona is an illustrator, educator, designer, and the Visual Information Specialist for the Chandra X-ray Observatory, one of NASA’s space-based telescopes; she has a fine art studio in Warren.  “Discovery” represents our exp... Read more
Adam Tracy is a painter and printmaker who lives and works in Warren. For more than twenty years he has been designing, printing, and selling apparel and accessories for his Dubs Deep brand. He is also one of the founding members of Warren... Read more
Adam Kelley was born and raised in Providence, RI. His work uses vibrant colors and gentle, sweeping curves. Being in Warren, Kelley wanted to pay tribute to the ocean by featuring ancient aquatic life, fossils and other sea artifacts in hi... Read more
The Lady J is a Multimedia Spectacle Generator, creating disruptive & humorous work that prioritizes cultural competency as a pillar for successful learning in the classroom. “We've Been Here: Massasoit Ousamequin and the Pokanoket Na... Read more
Makerjake is a Massachusetts-based educator and artist well-known for his unique approach to portraiture and animals.  In his professional mural practice, Makerjake integrates the iconography of his First Nations ancestors with contemporar... Read more
This work is currently being installed (7/12/21) In this vibrant mural, Greg Was Here pays homage to the rich legacy of Blount Fine Foods and the seafood industry’s history in Warren, RI, of which Blount has a long and storied presence. ... Read more

 

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