UPTOWN BOX ART

The Uptown Saint John BIA is super excited to present a new art installation on the corner of Princess and Canterbury Streets.

We have commissioned two local artists; Elizabeth Cook and Lisa-Ann Scichilone, to transform a large Saint John Energy Electrical Box into a beautiful artistic masterpiece.  Watch the progress as these artists will be working on this piece throughout the month of May.  We anticipate completion on or around May 25th, which is our Celebration Day in King’s Square.

2022 saw the first installation of our Uptown Box Art project. The Traffic Box on Charlotte Street, in front of the City Market, was transformed into a vibrant visual art installation by local artist, Fabiola Martinez.

In spring 2023, the Business Improvement Association, Uptown Saint John Inc., transformed FOUR more traffic boxes in the Uptown BIA. Local artists painted a custom design, adding much valued and appreciated vibrancy to our community.

We are excited to see what 2024 brings!

2024 Uptown Box Art Celebration

  • Chalk Mural Art, led by Tara Simmi
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PHASE 3, 2024 – Corner of Canterbury Street and Princess Street

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Uptown Box Art – 2024 Artist Bios

Elizabeth Cook

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Elizabeth Cook, a professional multidisciplinary artist and gallery owner from Quispamsis, New Brunswick, boasts 20 years of experience in commercial photography, graphic design, and fine art.

While she specializes in tonalism landscapes and local flora and fauna, her true passion lies in drawing and illustration. Raised in New Brunswick, Elizabeth graduated from Holland College in PEl in 2007 before establishing her career in London, UK, until 2010. She then moved to Calgary, Alberta, where she discovered her love for gallery management at Gainsborough Galleries. In 2017, drawn back to the East Coast, she took over Handworks Gallery in Saint John. Elizabeth’s work can be found in commercial and private settings across North America and the UK, including government collections and fashion publications.

Lisa-Ann Scichilone

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Lisa-Ann Scichilone, a native of the Kennebecasis Valley and current resident of Quispamsis, N.B., lives with her family. Working primarily as an acrylic/mixed media painter, Lisa-Ann operates her studio from home. Her art, characterized by high contrast and vibrant colors, reflects her deep affinity for nature. Influenced by color trends, art nouveau, and the stunning landscapes of Canada, Lisa-Ann is a self-taught artist constantly exploring new techniques to enhance her style.

While Lisa-Ann primarily works on commission, she also markets her creations through various social media platforms, with her paintings adorning homes worldwide.

2024 ART BANNERS ON PRINCE WILLIAM STREET

‘Art Banners on Prince William Street’ is another element of this project. In efforts to include our talented and valuable youth, 29 local students will paint a canvas with special meaning to them. These canvases will be transposed onto banners and will be installed on the historic Prince William Street Lamp Standards this summer.

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Banner created by Ainsley Deveau & Nahla Taner

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Banner created by Etta Sherrard & Catie Hebert

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Banner created by Dela McNalley & Miles Palk

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Banner created by Amy Wu Peng & Bella Chang

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Banner created by Abigail DykermanParish & Solange Robichaud

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Banner created by Stacey Howe & Patrick McGrath


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Banner created by Sarah Keyes & April Urquhart

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Banner created by Hannah Clark & Kathryn Titus

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Banner created by Summer Soucy, Gabriel Rivera, & Maëlle Blanchard

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Banner created by Izzie Dupuis & Caleigh Myers

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Find all the fantastic Uptown Place-Making spots in our map below, organized by categories;

  • Uptown General Place-Making
  • Uptown Box Art Series
  • Seasonal Place-Making
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