Utility Box Public Art 2023

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 Artists.

The artwork of Kristen Kong and Shanna Struss were approved on May 23, 2022 as the finalists of 2022 Utility Box Public Art Program. Click 2022 Utility Box Artists page for information on the artists and box locations.

SUBMIT online application HERE

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 2023 Selection Process
Monday, May 1, 2023Call for Utility Box Program Artists Released
Friday, June 16, 2023Applications Due at 4 p.m.
Monday, June 19 through Friday, July 14, 2023Application Review and Interviews with Selected Applicants
Week of July 17, 2023Artist(s) Selected
Monday, July 24, 2023Selected Artist(s) to be Presented to the Arts & Culture Commission
Monday, August 7, 2023Final designs to be Submitted by Artist(s), Finalize Contracts, Work Begins
Friday, September 8, 2023Boxes Complete!

Application Deadline
Friday, June 16, 2023 at 4 p.m. The application form will be inaccessible after the deadline.

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

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