Electricity boxes become homage to Albufeira’s history

In a bid to bring colour and life to the streets of Albufeira, around 32 electricity boxes are being turned into urban art. The project, entitled ‘ALBU.ST.ART’, is being developed by Albufeira council with the help of the ‘100 Pavor’ association.

The boxes are being painted to depict the town’s fishing history as well as its “multiculturalism and social inclusion”. Says the council, the goal is to “improve the public image of the town while also showcasing Albufeira’s roots”.

The boxes are being painted by Flávio Pontes, aka Fly, from ‘100 Pavor’, at Largo do Rossio, Rua and Beco Latino Coelho and the area near the Praia do Peneco elevator.

There are also plans to paint the electricity boxes at Esplanada Frutuoso da Silva, Rua José Bernardo de Sousa, Praça da República, Rua do Correio Velho, Rua do Cemitério Velho, Rua da Bateria, Porta da Cidade, Praça dos Pescadores, in front of the restaurant ‘A Tasca’ and near many public restrooms.

The council says it is investing around €5,000 in the project.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com