Adding Color to Downtown Austin

Posted at: 06/11/2013 10:10 PM
Updated at: 06/11/2013 11:06 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Just off main street in Austin, artist Boo Roth was hard at work Tuesday painting what he hopes to be the first of many electrical transformers around the city.

After Rochester employed Boo and artists to add a splash of color to their public spaces last year, Austin city officials decided to give it a try as a way to engage the community.

"I like to make my art public, so kids can come down here, as long as they're with their parents, and help me by embellishing it or if they have a steady hand, by actually painting," said Artist Boo Roth

If city officials like the painting, they'll consider doing the same with other electrical boxes around town.

Boo says he will continue to work on the project over the next few Tuesdays.