• Call to Artists: City of Santa Maria Utility Box Art Project – Phase #3

    February 10, 2021
    Call to Artists: City of Santa Maria Utility Box Art Project – Phase #3

    The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department is encouraging area artists to apply to beautify five traffic signal control boxes with captivating and inspiring imagery. 

    This is a wonderful opportunity for creative artists to let the community see their work. Artwork that ties to the community’s social, cultural, and/or historical identity will be a plus. Thousands of people will drive or walk by the utility boxes every day. In addition, photographs of the boxes will be displayed on the City of Santa Maria public art tour webpage at www.cityofsantamaria.org/art and other print and electronic media sources. 

    “After two very successful rounds of Utility Box Art and the creation of 10 pieces of beautiful artwork, the Recreation and Parks Department, along with our partner PLAY, Inc., are excited to be adding up to five additional works of art with the help of local artists,” stated Dennis Smitherman, Recreation Services Manager. 

    This program is made possible by the generous contributions from PLAY, Inc., Tri-W Enterprise, BML Landscape Architect, and JD Humann Landscape.

    Eligibility: Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County residents. 

    Stipend: $500, and up to $250 reimbursement for material costs.

    Deadline to submit application packet: 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 17th.

    Download the official “Call for Artist” information packet as well as an application and “Box Art” design template at the City’s website www.cityofsantamaria.org/recreation.

    Questions may be directed to the Recreation and Parks office, (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.