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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 BoxesCNR Station Plaza Utility Box - Kamloops, BC

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This utility box will be found to the east side of the old CNR station at the north edge of downtown Kamloops.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 1/15/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesRiverside Park Utility Box - Kamloops, BC

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Riverside Park in Kamloops was begun in 1905, on the former site of a lumber mill and a pig farm. Since its inception it has been the major park in the city, with the greatest number of amenities. It is far and away the most used park in the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 1/13/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesBike Downy Box - Downey, CA

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A box in downtown Downey, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 1/9/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesHeritage House - Vernon, BC

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This box is decorated with photos of one of Vernon's many heritage houses.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 1/7/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesMuseum Without Walls - Vernon, BC

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This box has been decorated with pictures of one of the downtown Vernon Murals.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 1/7/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesCherries by the Airport - Kelowna, BC

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Just because the houses stop the artistic utility boxes don't have to stop.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 1/7/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesApple Box - Kelowna, BC

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The disguised utility boxes in Kelowna are becoming more and more common, particularly along the major arteries.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 1/7/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesGrapes - Kelowna, BC

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The Kelowna visitor centre even has a decorated utility box, which shouldn't surprise anyone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 1/7/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesAustralian Birds Box - Cairns, QLD, Australia

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This utility box is located on the Cairns Esplanade right in front of Fogarty Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Queensland, Australia

date approved: 1/5/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesDécorée Atelier Isabelle Leclerc - Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Des oiseaux et des fleurs dans le parc / Flowers and birds in the parc

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeGrandChrist

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 1/4/2015

last visited: 1/3/2015

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesDes boîtes vertes - La Prairie, Québec, Canada

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Well camouflaged utility boxes / Des boîtes utilitaires bien camouflées

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeGrandChrist

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 12/23/2014

last visited: 12/26/2014

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesFlowers Box - San Jose, CA

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A new box in San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 12/17/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesDes boîtes vertes La Prairie-Québec,Canada

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Boîtes en cèdres! In cedar boxes!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: Quebec, Canada

date approved: 12/9/2014

last visited: 12/26/2014

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesElemental Discovery II - Loveland, CO

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The City of Loveland sponsors the annual painting of several utility boxes each year. This is #37 on the list of painted boxes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 12/1/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesA River Runs Around It - Loveland, CO

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The City of Loveland sponsors the annual painting of several utility boxes each year. This is #34 on the list of painted boxes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 12/1/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesKalila and Dimna: Fables of Bidpai - Loveland, CO

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The City of Loveland sponsors the annual painting of several utility boxes each year. This is #36 on the list of painted boxes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 12/1/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesFish and Flowers - Loveland, CO

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The City of Loveland sponsors the annual painting of several utility boxes each year. This is #7 on the list of painted boxes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

location: Colorado

date approved: 12/1/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesUndersea Diver - San Diego, California

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This utility box stands outside the Olive Tree Market, facing Sunset Cliffs Boulevard.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 11/29/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesMermaid with Children - San Diego, California

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This utility box stands outside the Olive Tree Market, facing Sunset Cliffs Boulevard.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 11/29/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesWoman Dream - San Diego, California

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This pair of utility boxes stands alongside Sunset Cliffs Boulevard near the intersection with Newport Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 11/29/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesChildren's Utility Box 1 - Austin, Texas

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This utility box on a post was decorated by children of the Austin Transportation Department. This is one of four boxes found along Barton Springs Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Texas

date approved: 11/29/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesChildren's Utility Box 2 - Austin, Texas

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This utility box on a post was decorated by children of the Austin Transportation Department. This is one of four boxes found along Barton Springs Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Texas

date approved: 11/29/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesChildren's Utility Box 3 - Austin, Texas

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This utility box on a post was decorated by children of the Austin Transportation Department. This is one of four boxes found along Barton Springs Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Texas

date approved: 11/29/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesChildren's Utility Box 4 - Austin, Texas

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This utility box on a post was decorated by children of the Austin Transportation Department. This is one of four boxes found along Barton Springs Road.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Texas

date approved: 11/29/2014

last visited: never

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Artistically Disguised Utility BoxesLibrary - Saskatoon, Saskachewan

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This disguised utility box is located outside of the main downtown branch of the Saskatoon Public Library on the corner of 23rd St East and 4th Ave North

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Skyecat

location: Saskatchewan, Canada

date approved: 11/20/2014

last visited: never

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