Utility Box Art

In 2017, the City of Dublin began a Utility Box Art program, hiring professional artists to decorate utility boxes with original paintings.  This popular program adds color and character to Dublin's streets, and deters graffiti vandalism. The artwork on the boxes is considered temporary art, but all are coated with protective coating to lengthen their lifespan.

2018 

Utility Box Art Series

City Council has approved eight City-owned traffic signal boxes to be painted in Spring 2018, with designs that reflect the City's brand, "The New American Backyard."   Artist applications will be accepted September 1 - October 31, 2017. Design proposals are scheduled to be reviewed by the Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission on December 7, 2017, and approved by City Council on January 9, 2018.  Painting will occur between February 1 and May 31, 2018.  Artists are paid $1000 per completed box.

Locations for the eight boxes:
Amador Valley Boulevard at Brighton Drive 
Amador Valley Boulevard at Iron Horse Trail
Amador Valley Boulevard at Stagecoach Road
Dublin Boulevard at Hacienda Drive
Dublin Boulevard at Hibernia Drive
Dublin Boulevard at Toyota Drive 
Dublin Boulevard at John Monego Court
Dublin Boulevard at Glynnis Rose Drive 


Get Involved


Professional artists and high school student artists working under the guidance of an art teacher or professional artist are encouraged to apply to paint utility boxes. 


Residents and business owners are invited to nominate boxes for the 2019 series by calling (925) 556-4504.