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More Colorful Utility Box Art

Post Date:11/01/2017 10:33 AM

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NEWS RELEASE

November 1, 2017

 

More Colorful Utility Box Art in Santa Maria

 

The City of Santa Maria is pleased to announce that five more colorful murals by local artists beautify the community now that Phase Two of the Utility Box Art Project is complete.

Last month, mini-murals with scenes inspired by the community were hand-painted by five local artists, Autumn Jennings, Angelina LaPointe, Frank Dominguez, Laura Lozano, and Ruben Espinoza. They were chosen by a panel of 13 judges to paint on traffic signal utility boxes along Betteravia Road, west of Highway 101.

The second phase was developed by the City with the support of the public-private partnership between the City of Santa Maria Community Development Department and local sponsors. The City wishes to acknowledge these generous sponsors of Phase Two:

  • Diane and Kieran Adam
  • Tri W Enterprises Incorporated
  • Santa Maria Arts Council
  • People for Leisure And Youth, Inc. (PLAY, Inc.)
  • BMLA, Landscape Architecture

The first phase of the Utility Box Art Project was completed in April, 2017 when four local artists beautified utility boxes along Main Street. It is unknown when Phase Three will take place, as there is currently no funding available. Aspiring artists are encouraged to watch the Recreation and Parks Department’s Facebook page for the next call to artists.

These newly painted boxes will be added to the City’s Public Art Map which can be viewed at http://www.cityofsantamaria.org/art.

Questions may be directed to the Recreation and Parks Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.

Department:                           Recreation and Parks

Contact Person:                     Dennis Smitherman, Management Analyst I

Telephone Number:                 (805) 925-0951 ext. 2263

E-mail Address:                       dsmitherman@cityofsantamaria.org  

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