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Posted on: April 11, 2022

[ARCHIVED] The City of Temecula Announces a Call for Artists for an Old Town Utility Box Public Art Project


In keeping with the City of Temecula’s management philosophy of Building Greatness, Maintaining Excellence, the City of Temecula announces a Call for Artists to submit artwork for consideration in a pilot program for vinyl wrapping select Old Town Temecula Utility Boxes with original imagery.

The theme to this artistic call is simply Temecula.  With the rich history and diverse population that makes up Temecula, the possibilities for design range from whimsical to landscape, from pictorial to abstract, allowing for open interpretation of the theme for the selected utility box wraps and make lasting impressions on residents and visitors.  

The deadline to submit artwork is FRI, MAY 6, 2022 at 5:00 pm.   Local artists can submit up to six (6) examples of their artwork in digital form for consideration.   Selection of the art will made by a committee comprised of Temecula’s City Council Members on the Arts & Cultural Affairs Subcommittee, City of Temecula Commissioners, local citizens, and non-profit organizations.  Interested parties can find additional information by visiting for rules and deadlines.

Mayor ProTem, Temecula Community Services District Vice President, and Arts & Cultural Affairs Subcommittee Member Zak Schwank states, “I have always been a proponent of creative ideas to expand Public Art throughout Temecula.  Art creates community connections, collaborative opportunities, and a real sense of belonging.   I am very excited to see the masterpieces our local artists submit to represent the beauty, history, and vibrancy Temecula is well known for.”

City Council Member and Arts & Cultural Affairs Subcommittee Member Maryann Edwards added, “The City of Temecula has a large Public Art collection available to the public, including the signature ironwork in Old Town, the beautiful fountain in front of the Civic Center, and the sculptures located around Temecula’s Duck Pond.   This next phase which includes street art has been highly anticipated and represents the first step in our Public Art Strategic Plan. The Plan is being developed to facilitate and prioritize future growth in public art that is diverse, inclusive, and accessible to all.   And we have several exciting and fun projects in store for 2022-2023.”

Selected artists will receive a $400 stipend for the use of their work.   A total of 16 Utility Boxes scattered throughout Old Town Temecula will be installed (beginning in late-JUN or early-JUL of 2022).  This project will be accompanied by an online presence that will highlight each artist and provide background on their artwork and style.  For more information, please email, or call (951) 694-6450.                                                                                                         


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