The Utility Box Public Art Pilot 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 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 here for information on the artists and box locations.