PRESS RELEASE: Ryu Announces Utility Box Art Program

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Councilmember Ryu announced he will sponsor art projects on utility boxes within Council District Four using his discretionary funds, awarding up to $250 per utility box. In collaboration with local neighborhood councils and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Councilmember Ryu’s sponsored utility box art program will support local artists while bringing more artwork to the streets of Council District Four. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

November 3, 2017

Press Contact:

Estevan Montemayor

estevan.montemayor@lacity.org

213.605.4145

Ryu Announces Utility Box Art Program

Local Artists can apply for $250 grant to beautify utility boxes across Council District Four

 

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Councilmember Ryu announced he will sponsor art projects on utility boxes within Council District Four using his discretionary funds, awarding up to $250 per utility box. In collaboration with local neighborhood councils and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Councilmember Ryu’s sponsored utility box art program will support local artists while bringing more artwork to the streets of Council District Four. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

“There are few places more fitting for a project like this than Council District Four - a place of beautiful communities and creative talent that will only be made more beautiful by turning utility boxes into public works of art.”

Artists who want to apply for the grant can submit their design to cd4.art@lacity.org after reviewing the full program requirements document here. Designs must be community appropriate, and are encouraged in commercial zones. Any blank utility boxes in Council District Four will be considered. More guidelines from the Department of Transportation can be found here.

All proposed utility box art work must be approved by the Department of Transportation first and notification will be provided to local neighborhood groups of upcoming artwork. All utility boxes in purely residential areas must be approved by the local neighborhood council before they can be painted.

“I am so glad we can bring this project to my district, and that I can support local artists. One of the things I love most about Council District Four is that we are home to some of the most creative and talented people in Los Angeles - I am so happy to support that creative talent by sponsoring this utility box art program.”

 

###

Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.

 


Showing 1 reaction

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.