The "Blue Box Renaissance" project initiated in 2009 by Devon Stout, Distribution Manager for the Meadville Tribune, in collaboration with Allegheny College's Arts & Environment Initiative is intended to celebrate community, promote citizen engagement, encourage reading and literacy, and enhance the Urban Art Trail. The 11 artistically transformed racks will be placed in designated locations in downtown Meadville and, in many cases, will work as "markers" of Mill Run's flow underneath the city streets.