Boxes and Banners
A Neighbourhood beautification project from Murals with MAC that turns dull utility boxes into stunning works of art!
MAC partners with artists, community partners, and sponsors to transform dull green, brown and grey utility boxes into eye-catching landmarks. A lasting art installation that transforms its surroundings, these hand-painted Bell boxes and digitally designed wrapped Alectra boxes celebrate our City’s heritage and culture. We have 30 locations and counting across Mississauga… can you find them all?
Want to join MAC’s Boxes and Banners Artist Roster?
MAC is always seeking visual artists for painting Bell boxes, creating digital designs for Alectra box wraps, and creating painted and digital murals.
We are currently seeking visual artists to paint Bell Boxes, but encourage applications for all mediums.
Do you/your company want to sponsor a box design?
Does your office have a dull utility box next door? Do you want to celebrate a piece of Mississauga’s history or culture by sponsoring a design?
MAC looks forward to partnering with you and creating a new work of art in our city. Contact us to find out more!
Our Newest Box Installations:
Spanish Flu Box by David Anthony
Sponsored by Alectra and MAC
This utility box, by acclaimed illustrator and muralist, David Anthony, tells the history of the Spanish Flu Epidemic in Mississauga 100 years ago. Joining in the video reveal is Mike Douglas, MAC’s ED, and Matthew Wilkinson of Heritage Mississauga, to look back on this tragic moment in Canadian history, and the lessons we can apply to the current COVID-19 pandemic today.
Indigenous Design by Nyle Johnston
Sponsored by Express Scripts
This beautiful and eye-catching art installation near the Port Credit Memorial Arena was created by local artist Nyle Johnston from the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, and brings the spiritual aspect of Indigenous culture to life through four paintings.
This box kicks off a 4 year partnership between MAC and Express Scripts that will see four utility boxes in prominent locations designed by local Indigenous artists.
Find a work of art near you!
We have installed more than 30 neighbourhood art installations. Find one near you today!
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