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Tasteful Boston: A Utility Box Creative Placemaking Project


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“Tasteful Boston,” is an outdoor public art installation in which a dozen regional artists transform 12 BID-area utility boxes into striking works of art that celebrate iconic elements of the city’s storied culinary history.

The artists, whose proposals were chosen by a panel of judges from nearly 50 applicants, will paint the utility boxes over the next few weeks, serving up slices of Boston food history, including takes on famous coffee and candy companies, the foods of diverse cultures, indelible food locations across the city, and some of Boston’s best-known dishes. “Tasteful Boston” locations are centered in and around Downtown Crossing, spanning from Chinatown to Government Center to the heart of the Financial District.