Utility box art
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In cities around the world
- Auckland, New Zealand: Paul Walsh series of painted utility boxes. Walsh is inspired by Internet memes.
- Glendale, California: in January 2014, city officials solicited proposals from artists to paint murals on 26 utility boxes downtown, as part of a greater effort to make the city more arts-friendly like fellow Los Angeles suburbs Santa Monica and Pasadena.
- Los Angeles: in Downtown Los Angeles, utility boxes were painted in a project taking place during January 2014. The micro-public art project began in Boyle Heights along the First Street Corridor and expanded into downtown and is led by councilman José Huizar.
- Santa Ana, California: in July 2013, as part of efforts to beautify the city, the Santa Ana City Council set up a Utility Box Art Project and launched a call for artists, with a stipend of $700 for each box plus $200 for supplies.
- Sequim, Washington sponsors a utility box art program and so far painted utility boxes include those by artists Gary Robertson, Katelin Ghormley and Dale Faulstich.
- Madison, Wisconsin began placing art on City-owned utility boxes in fall of 2016.
- "Urban Van Gogh paints outside the (utility) box". HLN. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- "Glendale officials seek artist proposals for downtown murals on utility boxes". Glendale News-Press. January 18, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- "Painted Utility Boxes Move West to Downtown's 'Indian Alley'". KCET.
- Evan Senn (October 24, 2013). "Santa Ana Seeks Artists to Beautify Utility Boxes". Retrieved January 25, 2014.
- "Pillars, or utility boxes, of Sequim". Sequim Gazette. January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
- "Art on Utility Boxes" (Press release).