Voting is now live for Longmont’s 2021 Shock Art submissions.
A total of 35 entries are on display in the common space at Old Town Marketplace, located at 332 Main Street. The indoor shopping space is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. for voting.
The miniature shock boxes on display range from colorful natural scenes to the more unique and abstract.
Shock Art, now in its eleventh year, is a collaboration between Longmont’s Art in Public Places commission and Longmont Power & Communications. The project gives artists from near and far an opportunity to beautify the switchgear boxes around town.
Longmont residents are invited to vote, either in-person or online, for up to five of their favorite designs. Eligible in-person voters must have a valid email, zip code and legible name for the vote to be counted.
The Art in Public Places commission will select five to seven boxes around town to paint. Selected artists will complete a safety orientation with the city and will be awarded $2,000 for their completed Shock Art boxes. Painting is anticipated to begin late summer or early fall.
Voting is live through July 24. Residents unable to vote in person at Old Town Marketplace can vote online instead. The survey has detailed photos of each of the 35 submitted works.