Councilmember Huizar is thrilled to announce that the CD14 Utility Art Box Mural Project has come to El Sereno and surrounding communities in our largest installation yet! 22 drab utility boxes have been transformed into works of art along Huntington Dr, Valley Blvd, Alhambra Ave and Soto.
Earlier this year, Councilmember Huizar distributed a call for artist to paint utility boxes in El Sereno and the surrounding areas. Muralist and El Sereno resident, Glenna Avila, helped coordinate this particular effort and also participated as an artist in Councilmember Huizar’s Utility Art Box project. The call drew submissions from a wide range of artists of all ages with different points of views, styles and inspiration. The final selections reflect the variety and Councilmember Huizar was very excited to partner with these talented artists in bringing this community beautification project to fruition in El Sereno. We hope these projects bring positive public attention to our neighborhood streets and foster a spirit of collaboration through creative expression. From Boyle Heights to Downtown and El Sereno to Highland Park, Glassell Park and Eagle Rock, more than 80 boxes have been identified for painting.
“Our Utility Art Box program in El Sereno really puts on display the unique talents of our local artists,” said Councilmember Huizar. “And I want to thank them for sharing their incredible gifts with the community. My goal is to hand over every utility box in Council District 14 to the able hands of our artists. Public art is one of the great gifts we can give to a community to beautify it and inspire thought and inspiration. Along with the many improvements we’ve brought to El Sereno and the surrounding communities, these ‘mini-murals’ enhance the improved look and feel of our community and I look forward to seeing more done in the near future.”