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Calling all Orange County Artist! Are you interested in showcasing your talents by becoming a partner in the Utility Box Art Program? If that is a YES, click here for more information.

Are you a Costa Mesa Business that is interested in sponsoring a box? Yes, you heard right! 20% of the box can be designed with your business' name or logo. Click here for more details.



Art in Public Places utility box beautification project page seal for Cultural Arts Committee

Utility Box Beautification Project  

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PHASE I, PHASE II, & PHASE III COMPLETED

 The City of Costa Mesa Cultural Arts Committee is dedicated to incorporating art into public spaces and is especially interested in incorporating the work of local artists in such spaces whenever possible.

A pilot program was launched in early 2015 to spotlight a handful of utility boxes as beautiful art pieces. Eleven distinct, artistic designs are now spotlighted throughout Costa Mesa. To view a map of all current locations, click here.

PHASE I
Click to enlarge:
Box 1 - Located at the intersection of Placentia Avenue and 19th Street (in front of shopping plaza)
Artist: Al McCoy
Professional Artist
Newport Beach Resident
 Phase 1 box 1

Box 2 - Located at the intersection of Placentia Avenue and Wilson Street (in the front of Wilson Elementary School)

 Artist: Michael Ward

Professional Artist

Costa Mesa Resident

 

 Phase 1 box 2

Box 3 - Located at the intersection of Placentia Avenue and 16 Street (in front of business)

 Artist: Scott Kennedy

Professional Artist

Costa Mesa Resident

 

 Phase 1 box 3

Box 4 - Located at the intersection of Fair Drive & Civic Center (across from City Hall)

Artist: Gina Clark

City Graphic Designer

 Phase 1 box 4

Box 5 - Located at the intersection of Placentia Avenue and 18 Street (in front of business)

Artist: Marilyn Scott-Waters

Costa Mesa Resident

Contest Winner

 

 Phase 1 box 5

Box 6 - Located at the intersection of Placentia Avenue and 17 Street (in front of business)

 Artist: Abby Garcia

Costa Mesa Resident

Contest Winner

 

 Phase 1 box 6
 PHASE II
 Click to enlarge:

 Box 7 - Location: 2323 Placentia Avenue (Across from Estancia HS main entrance)

Artist: Estancia High School Artists

High School Artists

 Estancia HS Artists - amateur artists IMG_0084

 Box 8 - Location: Intersection of Bristol Street & Town Center Drive

Artist: Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Graphic Design Team

 Segerstrom Center for the Arts IMG_0088

 Box 9 - Location: Intersection of Newport Blvd and Victoria Street

Artist: Thomas Griffithe

Costa Mesa Resident

Contest Winner

 Tulip 5 Intersection of Newport Blvd and Victoria Street

 Box 10 - Location: Intersection of 19 Street and Harbor Blvd

Artist: Bridget Bourgon

Costa Mesa Resident

 

 Newport Blvd and Victoria Street

 Box 11 - Location: Intersection of 17 Street and Westminster Ave

Artist: Marie Lavallee

Costa Mesa Resident

 17th street and westminster ave utility box
 PHASE III
 Click to enlarge:
 Box 12 - Location: Intersection of Wilson Street and Harbor Blvd
Sponsor: Papa Murphy's
Graphic Design Team

 Papa Murphy's Utility Box 12
 Box 13 - Location: Mesa Drive and Santa Ana Street
Artist: David Levy
 David Levy
 Box 14 - Location: 19th street and Pomona
Senior Center Artist
 SeniorCenter3
 Box 15 - Location: 17th and Santa Ana
Artist: Ben Brough

 Ben Brough- utilitybox-17thandSantaAna
Box 16 - Location: 19th street and Anaheim Ave.
Artist: Marie Lavallee
19th st. & Anaheim Ave. Marie Lavallee
PHASE IV Click to enlarge:
Box 17 - Location: Adams Ave. and Mesa Verde East
Artist: Craig Barker
Marilyn Monroe Box 17
Box 18 - Location: Bristol Street and Anton Blvd.
Artist: Bill Anderson
Bill Anderson Box 18

Box 19 - Location: Bristol Street & Sunflower Avenue

Artist: Segerstrom Center for the Arts


Box 20 - Location: Harbor Blvd & 19th Street

Photo Provided By: The Costa Mesa Historical Society


 Box 21 - Location: Harbor Blvd & Mesa Verde Drive

Photo Provided By: The Costa Mesa Historical Society


Box 22 - Location: Placentia

Artist: Sharon Hurd

Box 22 - Sharon Hurd- Placentia

 

Thank you for your support of this project.