Utility Box Public Art 2022

The Utility Blogoox Public Art Program is a beautification initiative designed to add to the vibrancy of the San Pablo Avenue corridor. Community artists are invited to participate in this program to help transform drab and unsightly utility boxes into attractive and captivating works of art that will enhance the beauty of the City’s streets and sidewalks.

The artwork of Martial Yapo, Jesse White, and Richard Cerezo were approved on January 25, 2021 as the finalists of 2021 Utility Box Public Art Pilot Program. Click Utility Box Artists page for information on the artists and box locations.

SUBMIT online application HERE (closed)

Application Requirements
The City requires that all submissions be provided online only. If this proves to be a hurdle, please contact Lina Huang at lhuang@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or at (510) 215-4371 to make alternative arrangements for submitting application requirements. 

 Timeline for 2022 Selection Process
Monday, March 7, 2022Call for Utility Box Program Artists Released
Friday, April 15, 2022Applications Due at 4 p.m.
Monday, April 18 through Friday, May 6, 2022Application Review and Interviews with Selected Applicants
Week of Monday, May 9, 2022Artist(s) Selected
Monday, May 23, 2022Selected Artist(s) to be Presented to the Arts & Culture Commission
Monday, June 6, 2022Final designs to be Submitted by Artist(s), Finalize Contracts, Work Begins
Friday, July 15, 2022Boxes Complete!

Application Deadline
Friday, April 15, 2022 at 4 p.m.

For questions, contact Alexandra Orologas at aorologas@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us .

The program is sponsored by the El Cerrito Arts & Culture Commission.