Ugly Utility Boxes Become Sweet Public Art in San Jose

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san jose art box project

credit: Collaborative Partners of Art Box Project SJ

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The project is the work of Tina Morrill, who started a neighborhood group to commission local artists to paint eight boxes. Morrill wanted to project to be a community effort, working with neighborhood associations. She only officially contacted the City once several boxes has already been given makeovers.

Artist Troy Sims painting a box in the Shasta Hanchett Neighborhood.