Box Art

ShowImageIn 2010 the City of SLO Public Art Program embarked on a journey to beautify the community through the painting of street utility boxes.  Initially conceived as a highly successful graffiti abatement measure, widespread popularity enabled the program to grow and more utility boxes were painted in 2012.  To date, there are 32 utility boxes throughout our community serving as “canvases” for original art pieces painted by local artists, residents, students and community members of all ages. The SLO Box Art project contributes to the vitality and attractiveness of our community while deterring graffiti and adding to the “curb appeal”.  SLO Box Art is a streetscape showcase for talented local artists and community members to transform standard utility boxes into new public artworks, adding to the vibrancy of our cityscape while creating a sense of place and identity.  The Box Art project is a great opportunity for “SLOcals” to add their personal touches to the city’s public art collection.

WHAT’S NEW WITH BOX ART?

2016 Box Art Repainting Project

Request for Proposals: Accepting design proposals through March 18th, 2016. Click here to learn more and apply.  Visit www.slocity.org/government/department-directory/parks-and-recreation/public-art/requests-for-proposals for more information.

Great American Main Street Award Winner

San Luis Obispo, California was awarded The Great American Main Street Award in 1999 by the National Trust For Historic Preservation. Since 1995, this esteemed award has been presented to five US Cities each year, recognizing them for their successful preservation-based downtown revivals.

San Luis Obispo Downtown Association

1108 Garden Street, Suite 210
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 541-0286
Fax: (805) 781-2647
SLODA@DowntownSLO.com

DOWNTOWN AMBASSADORS
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Old SLO Trolley

Trolley service is provided from both of the parking structures and at convenient locations within the Downtown core approximately every 15 minutes. The fare is 50 cents. Hours of operation are:

  • Thursdays - 5 PM to 9 PM - Year Round
  • Fridays - 5 PM to 9 PM - June-Labor Day
  • Saturday - 5 PM to 9 PM - April - October

Click here for the Trolley and City bus schedule.