CALL for Artists – Glendale Utility Boxes

July 15, 2016

GLENDALE, CA – Utility box murals are often used to deter graffiti and to present a unified community identity. Now you can add Poké Stops and augmented reality to the list of uses! Some of Glendale’s utility box murals have been become Poké Stops, real-world locations where Pokémon Go characters appear on your mobile device as if they are in the world around you.

There’s more good news for Pokémon enthusiasts: the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission has issued a call for artists to apply to paint murals on City of Glendale utility boxes on October 14, 2016, bringing more potential Poké Stops to Glendale! Fourteen utility box murals will be painted in downtown Glendale, on West Colorado Street between Louise Street and San Fernando Road, and on Glendale Avenue between Harvard Street and San Fernando Road. Interested artists must submit their applications by August 15, 2016. #PokemonGo #myglendale

Interested artists must submit their applications by August 15, 2016. For more information see the website.

Beyond The Box is a utility box mural project supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program. Now in its third year, Beyond The Box beautifies the city’s streetscape with colorful and interesting murals installed by selected artists on city-owned utility boxes. To date murals on 70 boxes have been completed by the program, which has been very well received by residents and visitors to Glendale. Over 100 submissions were received to paint twelve boxes on May 14, 2016.

The mission of the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission is to enrich the human experience, reinforce Glendale’s identity and civic pride through arts and culture, and to recognize the importance of arts to our quality of life and to the local economy. This is accomplished by consciously integrating arts and culture into the daily life of the people of Glendale through urban design, planning, economic development, and education.

Pokémon GO, Pokémon, and Pokémon characters are trademarks of The Pokémon Company International/Nintendo. Pokémon GO are copyrights of Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company International/Nintendo. Other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. Please play responsibly and with safety in mind.

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