Butte, MT — December 15, 2023 — The Clark Fork Watershed Education Program (CFWEP) is proud to announce the continuation of a vibrant public art project in Butte, Montana, featuring the transformation of four more signal boxes into canvases for local artists. This round of signal boxes wraps was sponsored by Water and Environmental Technologies (WET) and Butte-Silver Bow Public Works. This initiative enhances the city’s streetscapes while promoting awareness about the importance of water resources in the Clark Fork Watershed.
The first signal box, proudly sponsored by Water and Environmental Technologies (WET), is located at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Elizabeth Warren Ave. This eye-catching box features the artwork “Swim Shady” by local artist Breanna Hall and was voted as the people’s choice on social media. The dynamic piece captures the spirit of aquatic ecosystems and serves as a visual reminder of the critical need to protect our water resources.
The subsequent three signal boxes, all graciously sponsored by Butte-Silver Bow Public Works, showcase the talents of esteemed local artists. The second box, situated at Harrison Avenue and Cobban Street, displays “Warm Spring Song” by artist Jim Ward. This engaging artwork brings warmth and vibrancy to the intersection, creating a visually appealing experience for passersby.
Moving to the intersection of Holmes Avenue and Hill Avenue, the third signal box boasts the artwork “Kingfisher on Blacktail Creek” by Christine Martin. The piece beautifully encapsulates the region’s natural beauty, encouraging residents and visitors alike to appreciate and preserve the local environment. The art was inspired by walks that she would take along the trail by the Chamber of Commerce.
The fourth and final signal box, located at Front Street and Utah, showcases “Morning Mist” by artist Michael Beckworth. This captivating artwork transports viewers into a serene morning landscape, fostering a sense of connection with nature in the heart of Butte.
“We are excited to unveil these stunning signal boxes, a testament to the rich artistic talent and environmental consciousness present in Butte,” said Rayelynn Brandl, Director of CFWEP. “Through this collaboration with local artists and generous sponsors, we aim to not only beautify our city but also raise awareness about the importance of water conservation and environmental stewardship.”
CFWEP expresses gratitude to Water and Environmental Technologies (WET) and Silver Bow Public Works for their invaluable support in bringing this project to fruition. The signal box art initiative aligns with CFWEP’s mission to educate, inspire, and engage the community in safeguarding the Clark Fork Watershed for future generations.
For more information about the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program and its initiatives, please visit cfwep.org.
About Clark Fork Watershed Education Program (CFWEP):
The Clark Fork Watershed Education Program is dedicated to fostering environmental stewardship and promoting the sustainable management of water resources in the Clark Fork Watershed. Through educational programs, community engagement, and collaborative projects, CFWEP strives to empower individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the watershed and its communities.
Rayelynn Brandl, Executive Director
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