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
Cole Blvd & Rancho Frontera Ave
Cole Blvd & Rockwood Ave
Better to Light a Candle
than to Curse the Darkness
Cole Blvd & Sunset Blvd
La Magia del Desierto
Cole Blvd & Portico Blvd
Under the Sun & Moon
Cesar Chavez Blvd & Grant Street
Calexico: Lumbre y Lucha
Briant Fabela Luna
Second Street & Cesar Chavez Blvd
Second Street & Gran Plaza Way
Second Street & Gran Plaza Circle
Frida's Loving Friends
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.