Each year, the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce hosts a nine-month Leadership Institute, a leadership development program for professionals seeking to make a difference in their community, expand their network, and understand Marin County from the ground up. Each year’s class conceives of and carries out a Class Project to support the community in a meaningful way. For the 2018-19 class, their project consisted of a beautification project in Downtown San Rafael, which consisted of a utility box art program. The project was developed to enhance the beauty and vibrancy of San Rafael and bring art to unexpected places. Through the efforts of this project, six local artists were commissioned to showcase their original work on utility boxes in the Downtown area. If you haven’t seen them yet, join us this Friday, June 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Art Works Downtown Second Friday Art Walk to meet the artists and celebrate this new colorful addition to our Downtown space!