Student Artists Transform Utility Boxes Throughout Downtown Taos
- Local Champion: Downtown Taos
- Date Funded: March 14, 2022
- Grant Amount: $3,200
There are 17 signal utility boxes throughout Taos, but over the past few years many have been vandalized and become an eyesore in the community. As the city began thinking about how to restore those boxes, residents and city staff saw an opportunity to create public art and engage a younger generation of creatives in the process. The city worked with Taos Main Street, and with a grant from LOR is hiring student artists to design and install 3D graphic wraps—paintings, drawings, or photographs—that will cover and transform the vandalized utility boxes, solving the eyesore problem while creating another way to showcase local talent and make downtown even more beautiful.