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  • Phase #3 Utility Art Box Winners Announced

    NEWS RELEASE
    March 31, 2021
    Phase #3 Utility Art Box Winners Announced


    More colorful art is coming to Santa Maria. The next five artists have been chosen to paint traffic signal utility boxes. Seven judges reviewed all entries into the Phase #3 Utility Art Box project and the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Commission Public Art Committee approved the five winners.

    The winners of Phase #3 of the Utility Art Box program are (artist name, title of art):

    Laura Lozan - Til We All Come Home
    Frank Dominguez - SM Wine Country
    Alberto Miguel Vazquez - Coztic Tototl/Yellow Bird
    Elesa Carlson - Our Magnificent Landscape
    Briana Zacarias - Woman in Field


    “The variety of skilled artistic designs presented the judges with a challenge to pick only five proposals to be painted on utility boxes on the north side of the City,” said Dennis Smitherman, Recreation Services Manager.

    The Phase #3 Utility Boxes will be painted along Donovan Road and Alvin Road. “We anticipate the boxes to be completed in the next few months,” stated Smitherman.  “This donation-driven project allows public art to further enhance the beauty of the City.”

    To view all the public art in Santa Maria, visit the City’s website at www.cityofsantamaria.org/art.

    For more information, or to donate to the Utility Box Art Program or Public Art, please call the Recreation and Parks Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.