Eugene adds public art

Eugene adds public art

Eugene has hired local artists to decorate its boring traffic control cabinets.

Altogether, the city will have paid four artists a total of $5,400 for their work, said Isaac Marquez, the city’s public art manager. The artists received $300 per small box and $500 for each large one.

The painted boxes are the latest step in a continuing effort to bring public art downtown — even while municipal government faces a serious budget problem.

Read more at The Register-Guard.