In the summer of 2014, The City of Hermann approached the Hermann Garden Club to help them design and landscape the exterior of the new train station. One of the last tasks to complete the project was to decorate the big, ugly utility box that sits in the oval garden in the front of the station so the Garden Club joined forces with the Hermann Arts Council to hold a contest to “wrap” the box with children’s artwork. The contest was announced in late October, 2014 with entries due the first week in December.
121 entries were submitted from the Hermann Middle School, Elementary School, and St. George’s. The winner was awarded a $50 check, with second and third place winners receiving gift certificates at Sugar Momma’s.
The winning artwork has been transposed into a vinyl wrap and installed on the utility box at the depot so drive by and take a look.
The price to sponsor a box will depend on the size of the utility box and if a sponsor wishes to select from artwork the Arts Council has on file or if they want the children to create new artwork. For example, the box at the train station measures 32”H x 22”W x 64”L at a cost of $525. The vinyl wraps will remain in place for a minimum of 5 years.
If you have any questions, would be interested in volunteering for the project, or sponsoring a utility box art wrap, please contact Bartow Molloy at 573 294-6242 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The project is 100% managed by volunteers and members of The Hermann Arts Council and the cost for sponsorship covers the price to create the vinyl wrap and prize money for the winning artwork.