Utility Box Art Project

Utility Box Art Project: Selected Artists



City of Calexico Utility Box Art Project 


Mission:  To create a more vibrant and attractive cityscape by providing a public art initiative designed to transform common utility boxes into distinctive works of art.

Procedures: The City is proposing to decorate City-owned utility boxes with art and/or photography wrapping. The overall installation will be completed by a vinyl wrap sign company, complete with necessary preparations, including scraping, sanding and/or priming. The vinyl material used is designed to protect graphic surfaces from stains, abrasion, UV light and graffiti. City-owned utility boxes are the only ones available under this program.

Thank you to all the artists who participated in this call for artworks!!




Congratulations to the following Selected Artists:






Cole Blvd & Andrade Ave

Dancing West

Michael Romeo


Cole Blvd & Rancho Frontera Ave

Harvesting Hope

Eddie Shiffer


Cole Blvd & Rockwood Ave

Better to Light a Candle

than to Curse the Darkness

Sergio Ojeda


Cole Blvd & Sunset Blvd

La Magia del Desierto

Brittany Coronel


Cole Blvd & Portico Blvd

Under the Sun & Moon

Esteban Ojeda


Cesar Chavez Blvd & Grant Street

Calexico:  Lumbre y Lucha

Briant Fabela Luna


Second Street & Cesar Chavez Blvd

Look Up!

Luis Silva


Second Street & Gran Plaza Way


Scarlet Valtierra


Second Street & Gran Plaza Circle

Frida's Loving Friends

Elizabeth Briseño


The City expects to finalize this project by March 28, 2024.

For more information, please call us at (760) 768-2176.




Disclaimer: The City of Calexico reserves the right to change Program Schedule with or without notice. The City reserves the right to re-run the program should there be insufficient qualifying submissions and/or if there is a lack of good quality art proposals. The City reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to reject submissions with inappropriate content, including, but not limited to: profane language; sexual, religious, and/or or political content; potentially libelous or defamatory comments regarding any person or organization; conduct that is or encourages illegal activity; content that promotes, fosters or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, gender identification, marital status; status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation; or information that may compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems or infrastructure. All submittals will be property of the City of Calexico.