Instagram invites people to find beauty in everyday things and share them with the world. Local artists have transformed some of the plain grey utility boxes scattered throughout Glendale and La Crescenta into beautiful works of art. Put the two together and you have the perfect opportunity to show off a unique feature in our community to all of your followers.
These are some of our favorites. (Pictured clockwise from top left “Melting Pot” by Dominick Cabalo, “A Sugar Rush Was All I Needed” by Renita Terabramians, “Happy Happy Joy Joy” by Max Graenitz “Create Your Future” by Tania Cenzano, “Leaf Subsides to Leaf” by Maria “Mer” Young).
Painting utility boxes is just one part of the Glendale Arts and Cultural Plan
The Arts and Culture Commission has defined its vision and priorities and set specific goals for the plan. These six goals aim to combine civic leadership and communication with the community. Ultimately the commission would like to increase arts activity of all kinds within the Glendale area. The goals are:
- Raise visibility of arts and culture in Glendale.
- Use arts and culture to encourage community participation and neighborhood beautification.
- Use arts and culture to encourage visitor attraction and economic development.
- Grow and support Glendale’s identity as an innovative and creative community.
- Advance the role of arts and culture in city government.
- Use art as an educational tool to address social and cultural barriers.
We love the way our community finds ways to promote local artists. If you know of an area in town that could support a public art project you can propose it on the CoUrbanize website.