Brandon is Thinking Outside the Box-- that's the name for the town's summer art project.
Sixteen artists decorated large wooden boxes that are on display throughout the downtown. They will be auctioned off Columbus Day Weekend to raise money for arts programs in area schools. Organizers say they hope the project sends the message that Brandon is a special creative community.
"People here care a lot about the arts, and we also care about each other. And we feel good about living here. I think when you feel good about living in a place, it makes everything else work," explains Warren Kimble of the Brandon Artists' Guild.
Thinking Outside the Box follows several past art projects that saw painted pigs and birdhouses lining Brandon's streets.