The Utility Box 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. This program was paid for by the Arts in Public Places Program, which requires certain development projects to contribute 1% of construction costs to public art. The Commission is responsible for acquisition, funding, and placement of public art in the City on public property with these restricted funds.
The artwork of Kristen Kong and Adaleyd DeLeon were approved on July 24, 2023 as the finalists of 2023 Utility Box Public Art Program. Click 2023 Utility Box Artists page for information on the artists and box locations.