The Town of Warren and The Avenue Concept have partnered to create Warren’s first Public Art Utility Box Program, which debuted with boxes on Water Street painted with original artwork by local artists William Schaff and Adam Tracy.
Tracy is a painter and printmaker who lives and works in Warren. For more than twenty years he has been designing, printing, and selling apparel and accessories for his Dubs Deep brand. He is also one of the founding members of Warren’s nonprofit art organization, The Collaborative, and a high school art teacher in the Tiverton School Department. His utility box design is a celebration of Warren’s working waterfront.
Schaff is a veteran of the local arts scene known primarily for his album artwork for bands such as Okkervil River, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. He is also the founder of Warren’s “Fort Foreclosure,” a Warren-based studio and gathering place for artists. His utility box design features hand-painted recreations of traditional Chinese paper cuts, as well as depictions of native local birds.