Artscape Announces Call for Art for the Paintbox Program to Embrace Artists' Inspirations!

As our city begins the re-opening process, Pittsfield Artscape wants to ensure that our local artists continue to have a platform for expression in our community with a call for art for the Pittsfield Paintbox Project.  The project celebrates local artists, enlivens the streetscape, and discourages vandalism of utility boxes throughout the downtown and beyond. 

 “We are a city that recognizes, celebrates, and creates spaces for artistry to thrive in its many forms. As we continue to transition into reopening, we look forward to the addition of vibrant, innovative, and creative images to our downtown as we engage in more aspects of community life,” said Mayor Linda Tyer. 

 Artscape will offer artists a $250 stipend as well as $150 towards art supplies per eligible utility box.  Now in its fifth year, the Pittsfield Paintbox Project will bring an additional three Paintbox designs to the Pittsfield landscape.  “Artists are inspired by everything that is going on in the world right now,”  Pittsfield’s Director of Cultural Development Jen Glockner says.  “We want to support and embrace their inspiration and show it off to the community.”

Click here for the application

Email completed application and appendices to with Subject: Paintbox
Submissions for Summer 2020 installation will be accepted through July 6, 2020.

About Artscape


Artscape is a volunteer-led committee which sponsors, plans, and oversees an annual juried exhibition of public art in the City of Pittsfield. The mission of Artscape is to enhance the overall character of the City’s downtown and attract visitors by installing and promoting works of art in various accessible outdoor locations throughout Pittsfield’s Upstreet Cultural District.

The outdoor sculptures are by well-known, accomplished artists, and each is unique in its own way. The Artscape walking tour is an outdoor gallery that changes with each year. Come experience the City of Pittsfield through the artists and their works.

Artscape was also a lead organizer of the 2004 Sheeptacular public art project, as well as the 2006-2007 Art Of The Game public art project.  Art Of The Game brought art and baseball together in unexpected ways.
Artscape is on YouTube! 
Click here
to visit the page where you can watch an introduction video by Former Mayor, Daniel Bianchi and view a video description of each of the previous Artscape pieces and artists!

Artscape is also on Facebook!  Click here to visit the page.

For questions or more information about Artscape, contact Pittsfield's Recreation Activities Coordinator in the Department of Community Development at 413-499-9368.