Utility Box Public Art Program

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 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.

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

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