A new public art project in Kalamazoo will replace the grey paint on utility boxes with photographs of the city- all captured by members of the community.
Camera stations can be found downtown in Bronson Park and on the Kalamazoo Mall, as well as in the Vine and Edison neighborhoods. Each station includes two disposable cameras that community members are invited to use to take a photograph of the city through their own eyes. After taking a photograph, the cameras should be returned to the station for the next photographer. Once all exposures have been used, cameras may be left at the station or returned to the Kalamazoo Public Library.
Once the film is developed, the photographs will be used to wrap 10 utility boxes in the city. The first wrapped utility box can be found on the corner of Rose and Lovell Streets. It features images of the Kalamazoo Public Library. At the conclusion of the project near the end of summer, all will be included in an exhibition at the Kalamazoo Public Library.