In 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.