The City of Pompano Beach has selected 8 artists to design vinyl wraps for utility boxes in the City of Pompano Beach. Between 2015-2017, the City of Pompano Beach plans to wrap many utility boxes on major arterials and in several neighborhoods. The goal of the program is to reduce blight along the corridors by transforming a utility box into a piece of art. This beautification effort will enhance the experience of all those visiting the corridors and will help to prevent vandalization of boxes primarily with posters.
The Utility Wrap Project is well underway! The artists selected for the first phase of this exciting public art project have been busy creating designs for utility boxes that house the Broward County Traffic Engineering team’s equipment for several traffic lights around the city. The Utility Wrap Subcommittee has reviewed and approved most of the designs. A contractor has been selected (through a formal bid) to size, print, and install vinyl wraps on the boxes. The first boxes should be wrapped in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
The VisualEYES project features a select group of renowned South Florida artists who will create ten murals around the County. The County has selected the City of Pompano Beach as one of the communities to participate in the program. Artist Cecelia Lueza has been chosen to create the mural. It will be located at E. Pat Larkins Center. Ms. Lueza is currently working on creating Community Engagement programs where she will work closely with residents to understand the social issues and identities of the area. These engagements will assist her in creating a theme for the mural. More to come soon!