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Artistically Disguised Utility Boxes
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Description:
To locate artistically disguised utility, electrical, and traffic signal boxes.
Expanded Description:
This category is for utility, electrical, or traffic signal boxes that have been hand-painted; vinyl-wrapped with a mural, photograph, or an artistic design; or covered with some sort of artistic medium that disguises what they actually are. Many communities around the world have programs or allow artists to change the appearance of these eyesores to make their towns and cities more aesthetically pleasing.

***We will only accept waymarks that are sanctioned utility box art, no graffiti/vandalism will be accepted.***

Examples of What We're Looking For:

     

A partial list of communities with artistically disguised utility, electrical, or traffic signal boxes are provided below:

Australia:
Banyule, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland (visit link)
Sydney, New South Wales

Brazil:
Rio de Janiero

Canada:
Calgary, Alberta
Halifax, Nova Scotia (visit link)
Surrey, British Columbia

Germany:
Gifhorn, Germany

New Zealand:
Auckland

United States:
Boston, Massachusetts (visit link)
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Capitola, California (visit link)
Chula Vista, California
Columbia, Missouri (visit link)
Corpus Christi, Texas
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Downey, California
East Hollywood, California
El Cajon, California
Emeryville, California
Imperial Beach, California
Los Angeles, California (visit link)
Loveland, Colorado (visit link)
Minneapolis, Minnesota (visit link)
Norwalk, Connecticut
Ocean City, Maryland
Reno, Nevada
San Clemente, California
San Diego, California (visit link)
Stamford, Connecticut

Instructions for Posting a Artistically Disguised Utility Boxes Waymark:

Only one artistically disguised utility box entry per submission will be accepted unless there are two or more adjacent utility boxes painted in the same manner. In this case, the multiple boxes may be lumped into one submission. Please note that some submissions will be evaluated on a merit basis even if they do not meet the exact letter of the posting requirements.

1. NAME: A name that describes the utility box art and its location should be included in the title. Generally this should be the city/town, state and/or country -- whatever is appropriate to its location.

Example 1: Penguin with Chopsticks - San Diego, CA

Example 2: Hungry Piranhas - Brisbane, Australia

2. COORDINATES: Please post coordinates that you have taken yourself with a GPSr.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2013: PLEASE NOTE THE NEW PHOTO REQUIREMENTS BELOW.

3. PHOTOS: All four sides of the box need to be photographed (this could be done with four individual photographs, one of each side, or two photographs with two sides clearly visible per photograph, or a combination of these). An additional photo showing the top of the box (if it can be photographed) would be appreciated. In addition, if an artist's name is identified on the box, a close-up of this information also must be included. A GPSr photo is not required.

4. LONG DESCRIPTION: A Long Description that is different from the Quick Description is required. Additional information about the utility box should be included if available on the box or the internet (e.g., artist's name, title of the art, year painted or vinyl wrapped, location description). At a minimum, please describe the art on the box, as well as its location (e.g., street name, intersection, community, etc.). If we find that additional information about the utility box is easily available on the internet, but it's not included in the Long Description, we reserve the right to decline the submission.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
When visiting a waymark, please take a picture that clearly shows the artistically disguised utility box. If you have a picture with yourself at the utility box, that would be great too. Also, tell us if you liked the art on the box.
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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesPansies - Berlin, Germany

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An artistically painted utility box along Goethestraße in Berlin, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Berlin, Germany

date approved: 7/26/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesAbstract Faces - Brussels, Belgium

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An artistically painted utility box along the Rue du Faucon in Brussels, Belgium.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Brussels, Belgium

date approved: 7/26/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesBiking to Missoula, Missoula, MT

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Missoula's downtown now has a plethora of utility boxes wearing very artistic coats, each as different and as distinctive as the next.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 7/13/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesFamily Fun - Missoula, MT

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Just outside of Downtown Missoula, this utility box is on the corner of Higgins and South Fifth Street West.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 7/13/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesThings that Fly - Missoula, MT

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Missoula's downtown now has a plethora of utility boxes wearing very artistic coats, such as this one on the north side of West Spruce Street and the west side of North Orange Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 7/12/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesSunrise on a Pole - Missoula, MT

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Missoula's downtown now has a plethora of utility boxes wearing very artistic coats, each as different and as distinctive as the next. This box is on the northwest corner of the North Higgins Avenue and West Pine Street intersection.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 7/12/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesThe Tubers - Missoula, MT

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Missoula's downtown now has a plethora of utility boxes wearing very artistic coats, each as different and as distinctive as the next.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 7/12/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesArtsy Utility Box - Nelson, BC

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One of the more artsy utility boxes in Nelson, they've put this one on the south side of Victoria Street about midway between Kootenay and Stanley Streets

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/12/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesMadden Hotel - Nelson, BC

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This is another of the utility boxes in Nelson which deal with the city's history, and in particular its historic buildings. This box tells us about the Madden Hotel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/12/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesNelson Opera House - Nelson, BC

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The majority of the pretty utility boxes in Nelson deal with the city's history, and in particular its historic buildings. This box tells us about Nelson's first opera house.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/12/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesMontana is a Treasure - Missoula, MT

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Missoula's downtown now has a plethora of utility boxes wearing very artistic coats, each as different and as distinctive as the next.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 7/12/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesNelson Hydro I - Nelson, BC

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This is the first of three Hydro utility boxes which deal with the history of Nelson Hydro, the city owned and operated hydro facility.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/12/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesNelson Hydro History III - Nelson, BC

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This is the third of three Hydro utility boxes which deal with the history of Nelson Hydro, the city owned and operated hydro facility.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/12/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesElephant Walk - San Jose, CA

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Elephant Walk is a series of boxes in downtown San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/9/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesThe Face - San Jose, CA

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The Face is a series of boxes in downtown San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/9/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesStove Box - Reykjavik, Iceland

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This box is located on Reykjavik's Laugavegur Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Iceland

date approved: 7/3/2014

last visited: 6/16/2014

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesPainted-People Utility Boxes, Oakland, California

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A double-header: Two utility boxes side by side painted with cartoon style pedestrians.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FolsomNatural

location: California

date approved: 6/20/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesEl Sol, Los Angeles Luna - Oakland, California

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This utility box has a large design on each of the street and sidewalk sides. The other sides are painted with colors that flow from one side to the other.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 6/15/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesEl Corazon, El Circo - Oakland, California

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This utility box has a large design on each of the street and sidewalk sides. The other sides are painted with colors that flow from one side to the other.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 6/15/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesHippo on a Bike - San Jose, California

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This whimsical utility box with animals is near where Andy's Pet Shop used to be.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 6/4/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesWolf and Eagle Utility Box - San Jose, California

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This utility box has a wraparound design on all four sides. It features a wolf and an eagle on the three street prominent sides.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 6/4/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesImagine - Tempe, AZ

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Part of the City of Tempe public art program.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jennyanykind

location: Arizona

date approved: 5/12/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesBubbles - Orlando, FL

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An electronic traffic control box. Artistically disguised with a stunning work of art, featuring a Girl blowing bubbles. This utility box is located in front of the Orange County Convention Center, on International Drive, Orlando, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 4/18/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesHiggins, Saki and Carmella - Berkeley, CA

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A box on Shattuck in Berkeley, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/16/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesProgressive Educators - Berkeley, CA

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A box of educators in Berkeley, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/16/2014

last visited: never

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