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City of San Ramon Announces Utility Box Public Art Project
Posted on 02/15/2018
Sample Art Box by Artist Kirk Troxel, located in San Jose


 The City of San Ramon is pleased to invite qualified artists to participate in the City’s first Utility Box Public Art Program. Utility Box Art programs are popular throughout the country as a cost effective way to successfully bring public art to city streets by using blank traffic signal control boxes as canvases and transforming them to become art.

 The program will enable artists to create works of art that contribute to the vitality and attractiveness of the streetscape and community, foster civic pride and community identity, and bring art to unexpected places in San Ramon.

 Under the pilot project five boxes will be awarded. The artists will receive a total stipend of $700 to assist with the cost of materials and to compensate the artist for their time and artwork.

Artwork should enliven the area and contribute to the attractiveness of the streetscape. When designing artwork, artists are encouraged to consider the context of the local area and the City as a whole.

Artwork should relate to the theme of the pilot program determined by the Arts Advisory Committee which is:

Celebrating the Arts

Qualified artists over the age of eighteen who are interested in learning more about this public art opportunity including requirements and application directions should visit the City of San Ramon’s Public Art Web Site.

Application deadline: March 30, 2018.

For questions please contact Erika Burg at