Dana Point is looking for artists for phase 3 of the Utility Box Art program

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By Breeana Greenberg

The Town of Dana Point is looking for artists to design 14 additional utility boxes as the town expands into Phase 3 of its public art program. A total of 23 boxes have been packed with artwork so far in the first two phases of the program.

Phase 1 was launched in 2020 to help create a dynamic and interesting environment within the Dana Point streetscapes.

All artists are chosen based on their ability to represent the city’s culture, historical heritage or key activity. The artistic designs cover all four sides and the top of the utility boxes and are printed on vinyl by a vinyl packaging company.

The Arts and Culture Commission will select artists to showcase their work and spruce up 14 other utility boxes across Dana Point.

Phase 3 utility boxes can be found in these locations:

  • Pacific Coast Highway and Selva Road
  • Pacific Coast Highway and Golden Lantern
  • Golden Lantern and La Cresta Drive
  • Golden Lantern and Selva
  • Pacific Coast Highway and Crystal Lantern
  • Crown Valley and Sea Island Drive
  • Pacific Coast Highway and Amber Lantern
  • Golden Lantern and Stonehill Walk
  • Stonehill Drive and Ocean Hill Drive
  • Pacific Coast Highway and Del Obispo
  • Pacific Coast Highway and Doheny Park Plaza
  • Dana Point Harbor Drive and Puerto Place
  • Niguel Road and Monarch Beach Resort
  • Niguel Road and Monarch Beach Drive

The city will choose artists based on artistic excellence, innovation and originality, as well as the relationship between the art and the area where the utility box is located, among other qualifications. A $250 prize will be awarded to artists whose works have been selected.

Applications will be posted on March 21. The deadline for submission is May 20. City of Dana Point website has more information and app for download.

Breeana Greenberg is the city reporter for the Dana Point Times. She graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Prior to joining Picket Fence Media, she worked as a freelance journalist for the Laguna Beach Independent. Breeana can be reached by email at [email protected]

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