Utility Box Art FAQ’s

We will accept applications until April 30, 2018.

All selected artists will be notified by May 31, 2018.

The boxes must be painted with acrylic, as they require several sequential applications of paint to complete the project.

Artist will receive up to a $400 stipend per utility box. The total stipend amount will depend on sponsorships and donations received for the program.

Depending on the chosen artists and artwork, the artist may get to choose which box to paint.

Each artist will paint one box.

Absolutely! Artists have the option of working individually on a box or in a group (e.g. an elementary school classroom, group of artists, organization).

Selected artists are highly encouraged to sign their original utility box artwork that will be showcasing San Rafael’s cultural diversity for years to come.

If the artwork is tagged before applying the final anti-graffiti clear coat, the artist will be asked to repaint the piece.

All participating sponsors will have their name listed on the City’s website as donors for the Utility Box Art program. In addition, sponsors will receive a printed photo of the finished painted utility box that their donation helped fund.

Sponsors above $100 will have  their name (or business or organization name) engraved on a metal plaque affixed to the finished utility box.

Sponsors above $300 will be allowed a 75 character limit (with spaces) message engraved on their plaque, in addition to their name which will be displayed above the message.

If you find a utility box with excessive tagging, feel free to contact Earl Boisclair at 415.993.9797 or Earl.Boisclair@cityofsanrafael.org to nominate it for the Utility Art Box Program. The nomination will be placed on a list for future consideration.

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