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BEYOND THE BOX Call For Artists: Twelve Glendale Utility Box Murals to be Painted on April 7, 2017

For Immediate Release

Post Date:02/24/2017 3:11 PM

Media Contact: 

Ivonne Martinez

Library, Arts & Culture Department

818-548-2030

ivmartinez@glendaleca.gov

BEYOND THE BOX Call For Artists

Twelve Glendale Utility Box Murals to be Painted on April 7, 2017

GLENDALE, CA - The Glendale Arts and Culture Commission has issued a call for artists to apply to paint murals on City of Glendale utility boxes on April 7 – 9, 2017. Twelve utility box murals will be painted in downtown Glendale, along Glendale Avenue between Monterey Road and Broadway, and on Broadway between Chevy Chase Drive and Louise Street

Interested artists must submit their applications by March 7, 2017. For more information see the website:  http://ow.ly/Wy8i308KdNE

Beyond The Box is a utility box mural project supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program. Now in its fourth year, Beyond The Box beautifies the city’s streetscape with colorful and interesting murals installed by selected artists on city-owned utility boxes. To date murals on over 80 boxes have been completed by the program, which has been very well received by residents and visitors to Glendale.

The mission of the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission is to enrich the human experience, reinforce Glendale’s identity and civic pride through arts and culture, and to recognize the importance of arts to our quality of life and to the local economy. This is accomplished by consciously integrating arts and culture into the daily life of the people of Glendale through urban design, planning, economic development, and education.

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Glendale, known as the “Jewel City,” is one of the largest cities in Los Angeles County. With a population over 196,000, Glendale is a thriving cosmopolitan city that is rich in history, culturally diverse, and offers limitless opportunities. It is the home to a vibrant business community, with major companies in healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, retail and banking.

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