Artist Call DetailUtility Box Art Project
For National artists
The City of Dublin invites qualified professional artists and high school student artists working under the supervision of a professional artist or art teacher to submit designs for painted utility boxes.
Utility box art is popular throughout the Bay Area as a cost-effective way to bring public art to City streets, define neighborhoods and deter graffiti. The City of Dublin conducted a successful pilot project in spring 2017, painting six utility boxes along Village Parkway. City Council has approved funding for eight more boxes to be painted in spring 2018. All of the boxes are traffic signal cabinets owned by the City of Dublin.
Boxes will be awarded to up to eight different artists based on design.
The City Council has selected the theme “New American Backyard,” weaving in the culture, history and natural beauty of Dublin. All designs must, in some way, include or relate to our theme, New American Backyard.
The theme New American Backyard is borrowed directly from City of Dublin’s branding, which is based on the friendly, down-to-earth nature of Dublin. The concept drew inspiration from the welcoming nature of a backyard with the supportive energy of great neighbors, making it comfortable to do business, stay healthy, relax with friends, and raise families. The brand highlights some of Dublin’s key qualities – a very diverse, thriving population; its close proximity to major urban centers; and a robust network of recreational opportunities and parks. Dublin’s parks and public spaces serve as an engaging gathering place for residents and visitors who value community and connections, where you can experience a great quality of life.
City of Dublin Parks & Community Services Department
Contact: Laura Johnston