PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Pascagoula's old public utility boxes are being transformed into eye-catching works of art. The city is now in the second phase of the Paint Pascagoula Project. Local artists turn the gray boxes into their own masterpieces that reflect the beauty of Pascagoula and the Coast.
More than 15 boxes around the town are now covered in colorful designs. Economic Development Director Jen Dearman says the city borrowed the idea from neighboring communities, and so far, they've been a big hit among tourists and residents.
"It is a great, inexpensive project that the city is able to use city property to beautify and engage the community, and that is really what it is all about," said Dearman. "They are all very much community pride pieces."
Each artist is paid $150 for painting a utility box in the city.