The Urban Box Project (TUBP) was originated by Luis Sahagun. It included Union Street Gallery, a not for profit community based gallery and Bloom Township Government in cook county. The artistic team consisted of Luis Sahagun, a Chicago Heights native, along with two Bloom Township high school art students. The Students were provided with a weekly stipend for their internship.
During the month of July 2015 the Urban Box Project dedicated time to making art interventions in the streets of Chicago Heights, Illinois. These interventions were seen as small artistic gestures in forms of performance, paintings and sculptures created in the streets of the city.
Some of the interventions included participating in local community fairs to provide a creative presence to the community. In addition the team playfully yarn and flower bombed major highways and created free balloon animals at the public library.
All of the interventions were photographed and promoted on social media via instagram via #theurbanboxproject.
The final exhibition was in August 2015 and it contained a collection of Luis’ artwork, visual documentations of the street interventions performed by the TUBP and independent sculptures created from the collected rubble.
Every Thursday while the exhibition was open, the public was encouraged to join the Urban Box Project in making a site-specific sculpture created with the debris and objects excavated from the streets of Chicago Heights, Illinois.