Campbell's "Art Outside the Box" Utility Box Art Program
“Art Outside the Box” is a public art beautification program designed to transform common traffic control utility boxes in Campbell, into distinctive works of art, creating a more vibrant, attractive cityscape. The program also celebrates local artists and their artwork, acts as a deterrent to graffiti, and involves Campbell residents in contributing to the beautification of the city.
Initiated by the Civic Improvement Commission in partnership with the Campbell Artists’ Guild, the program was launched in 2015, with eleven (11) boxes completed during the year.
Program costs are 100% funded through sponsorships and individual donations by residents, businesses, civic and other non-profit organizations. Volunteers include City commissioners and staff, Campbell Artists’ Guild members, Rotary members, and local residents who assist with prepping the boxes. The Campbell Home Depot donated supplies and employee volunteers to assist with preparations.
To see all the finished boxes from Phase II (2016), click here.
To see all the finished boxes from Phase I (2015), click here.
Phase II Completed
Phase II Artwork
Phase II artwork is now completed as nine artists are painted nine traffic utility control cabinets throughout the City. Following the Call to Artists, nine designs were selected from an applicant pool of 36 designs submitted by 24 artists from Santa Clara County. Artists who participated in Phase II are listed below along with the locations where the artwork can be seen. Click on the links below to view the completed artwork at each location.
The Civic Improvement Commission (CIC) is truly grateful for the support from contributors who made Phase II a success. Contributors included sponsors, donors and volunteers. Local businesses, organizations, and community members contributed $4,934.84 to cover costs and artist honoraria. The CIC would like to recognize the following contributors
Campbell Chamber of Commerce Keith & Virginia Balch
The Gridley Company Susan Blake
Ito-Uyeda-Mitchell Family Peyton Schuler
Psycho Donuts Charlene & Gerry Uenaka
Rotary Club of Campbell
Ardis Young & Jim Heck
Scott Plautz, STEM Sustainable Development
Ernie Phipps & Ann Herosy
David & Nancy Sylva
Thank you for supporting Art Outside the Box.
Contact Information: Michael Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408.866.2125.