The City of Malibu is looking for talented artists to bring their vision and craft to the City’s utility boxes. Featured artists will design original art to cover either a traffic signal or a wastewater treatment box located in the Civic Center area of Malibu. 

By creatively transforming a typically mundane structure into a work of art, the painted utility boxes will broaden the understanding and appreciation of the Malibu culture and environment through public art. The power in this art lies in its ability to intrigue, stir emotion and inspire.

The selected artist will be paid $250 for supplies at the beginning of the project and $1,000 at the completion of the project, per utility box, for their original art. This budget will cover all of the artist’s costs, including artwork, supplies, installation and touch-ups, if needed, for two years. The project is open to artists in the region encompassing Malibu and the surrounding area.

Any artists interested in applying should review the complete project guidelines at MalibuCity.org/BoxArt prior to submitting an application. The deadline to submit an application and  supplemental information is Friday, May 17, 2019.  The City of Malibu Cultural Arts Commission will select the artists for each utility box. The artists selected for this project will be contacted in June 2019 and will be expected to begin work shortly thereafter. For more information, contact Community Services Deputy Director KRiesgo@malibucity.org or call 310-456-2489, ext. 350.

Submitted by Matt Myerhoff, Malibu Media Information Officer

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