‘These Booths Were Made for Talking’ public art project coming to Clifford

CLIFFORD – In an effort to enhance the downtown experience in Clifford and celebrate local telephone and communications heritage, the Clifford Connects Committee, in partnership with the Minto Cultural Roundtable, is embarking on a public art project featuring phone booths.

“These Booths Were Made for Talking” will see six artists adding their art and craftwork to a three-dimensional metal telephone booth-like structure to create unique works of art. The base sculpture has been created by Minto’s craftsman Andy Pridham of Weathered Design & Fabrication.

“These Booths Were Made for Talking” will be on display from  June to  October.

“The success of the ‘Cool Cones’ project in Harriston and the ‘Trendy Trains’ project in Palmerston really inspired the  Clifford Connects Committee to launch a unique-to-Clifford public art project,”  said Minto manager of economic development Belinda Wick-Graham. “‘These Booths Were Made for Talking’ really does honour Clifford’s heritage but with a modern and eclectic spin.  The artists are always surprising us with what they come up with and this project will be no different I’m sure.”

“These Booths Were Made for Talking” will be unveiled at the Clifford Street Celebration on June 6 and the public will be invited to vote on the People’s Choice phone booth from June 6 to Sept. 25 at 12pm. The winner will be announced at the Culture Days event in Clifford on Sept. 26.

Area artists are encouraged to visit www.town.minto.on.ca for the “Call for Artists” information and sponsorships are also available for phone booths for $250.

For more information on the project visit town.minto.on.ca  or email belinda@town.minto.on.ca.