The City of Dana Point and its Arts and Culture Commission are inviting artists to participate in the City’s first-ever Utility Box Public Art Program. The new program will contribute to the vitality and attractiveness of Dana Point streetscapes.
The pilot program will seek artists to showcase their work and beautify eight utility boxes located throughout Dana Point.
“This is such a great way to showcase local artists and help to promote their work. Our utility boxes provide a truly unique public space for artists to display their talent, and the city benefits by bringing art to unexpected spaces,” said Mayor Richard Viczorek. “The art is envisioned to brighten each area, transform the street and reflect the local neighborhood where the utility box is located.”
The art designs will cover all four sides and the top of the box. The artwork will be printed on vinyl by a vinyl wrapping company. Featured artists will not be compensated.
The competition is open to all adults and student practicing artists. Applications will be released February 3rd and submissions are due by March 2nd. The Commission will select the artist with installation targeted for April/May. The Commission will consider artistic excellence, innovation and originality, as well as the artwork’s ability to meet project goals and transform the project area. In addition, the artwork should portray the City’s culture, historic heritage, or a key activity.
For phase one, the eight utility boxes are located at:
• Pacific Coast Hwy. @ Crown Valley
• Stonehill @ Del Obispo
• Victoria Blvd. @ Doheny Park Rd.
• Del Obispo @ Village Rd.
• Del Prado @ Golden Lantern
• Golden Lantern @ Dana Point Harbor Dr.
• Coast Hwy. @ Palisades Dr.
• Coast Hwy. @ Capo Surfside Inn
Applications can be found at bit.ly/dputilityboxartprogram. For questions, contact Kreenders@danapoint.org or call 949-248-3519.