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Artistically Decorated Utility Boxes
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Description:
To locate artistically decorated 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 are only looking for UTILITY BOXES, not UTILITY BUILDINGS. If a structure has a human-size door intended for human entry into the structure, then it cannot be waymarked here.

***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 decorated utility, electrical, or traffic signal boxes are provided below:

Australia:
Banyule, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Sydney, New South Wales

Brazil:
Rio de Janiero

Canada:
Calgary, Alberta
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Surrey, British Columbia

Germany:
Gifhorn, Germany

New Zealand:
Auckland

United States:
Boston, Massachusetts
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Capitola, California and more
Chula Vista, California
Columbia, Missouri
Corpus Christi, Texas
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Downey, California
East Hollywood, California
El Cajon, California
Emeryville, California
Imperial Beach, California
Los Angeles, California
Loveland, Colorado
Miami, Florida and more
Minneapolis, Minnesota and more
Norwalk, Connecticut
Ocean City, Maryland
Reno, Nevada
Rochester, Minnesota
San Clemente, California
San Diego, California
Seattle, Washington
Stamford, Connecticut and more

LANGUAGE NOTE: We recognize waymarking as a global hobby and welcome waymarks from all countries. However, if the waymark is written in a language other than English, an English translation is required. The English translation does not need to be perfect, just clear enough for the Officers and other viewers to understand what the waymark is about. And, as always, please cite your sources. Thank you!

Instructions for Posting a Artistically Decorated Utility Boxes Waymark:

Only one artistically decorated 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 decorated 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 Decorated Utility BoxesTown Sustainability Box - Los Gatos, California

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Town Sustainability Box depicts scenes from downtown Los Gatos, California at an older time.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 8/21/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesSustainable Cats Box - Los Gatos, California

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Sustainable Cats Box depicts the city's symbol, a cat, in different scenes like a window sill, driving a bus, and on a recycling container.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 8/21/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesLG Environment Box - Los Gatos, California

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LG Environment Box depicts a view of the two classic cats of Los Gatos, a road in a forest leading to the sun and some flowers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 8/21/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesGirl Scout Box - Los Gatos, California

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Girl Scout Box depicts a heart with the word think on both of the broad sides surrounded by butterflies on each of the end sides.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 8/21/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesFlower Play Cat Box - Los Gatos, California

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Flower Play Cat Box depicts a black background with lots of different pastel colored flowers and a cat on each of the large sides also done in the pastel colors.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 8/21/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesCelebrating Open Spaces Box - Los Gatos, California

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This box depicts a scene of a couple on a bench enjoying an overlooking view of the city and surrounding open space, another side depicts a bicyclist riding in the open spaces, and another a topographic map of the Los Gatos Creek Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 8/21/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesActive Lifestyle Box - Los Gatos, California

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Active Lifestyle Box depicts some jubilant hikers on a mountaintop overlooking some scenery along with some other hikers in mountain settings.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 8/21/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesNighttime Box - Moscow, ID

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A box on the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/9/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility Boxes"Untitled" - Moscow, ID

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A box in downtown Moscow, ID.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/8/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesBirds and Flowers - Moscow, ID

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A box by downtown Moscow.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/8/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesRocco - San Diego, CA

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One of many painted utility boxes in downtown San Diego.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 8/1/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesArmory National Historic Site - Springfield, MA

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A decorated utility box celebrating the Springfield Armory National Historic Site is located on the northeast corner of Federal and State Streets in Springfield, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/30/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesThe Moon in Alabama (Alabama) - Münster, NRW, Germany

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Von Tobias Rehberger gestalteter Schaltschrank "Alabama" in Münster, Teil des Projekts "THE MOON IN ALABAMA (4/11).---Tobias Rehberger designed the "Alabama" switchbox in Münster, part of the project "THE MOON IN ALABAMA (4/11).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Maisi2

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 7/29/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesFarmers Market - Davis, CA

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A box in Davis' Central Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/26/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesCapela dos Ossos de Alcantarilha - Alcantarilha, Faro, Portugal

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Utility box decorated with the fassade of the Capela dos Ossos.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tofixe

location: Faro, Portugal

date approved: 7/25/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesSilver City Days - Trail, British Columbia

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Silver City Days artistic utility box is near Lordco at 845 Victoria Street. There are two utility boxes with the same theme.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/21/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesColumbia River Skywalk - Trail, British Columbia

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Columbia River Skywalk artistically decorated utility box is at the corner of Pine Avenue and Victoria Street also at this location is Trail's own Town Pantry.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/21/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesTrail Regional Airport - Trail, British Columbia

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Trail Regional Airport artistic utility box is on near the Gulch on BC Hwy. 3B/Hwy. 22. There is no parking near this utility box, you will have to park across the highway in the parking lot off Rossland Avenue.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/21/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesCollectivites en Fleurs - Trail, British Columbia

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Collectivites en Fleurs la boîte à outils artistique se trouve à proximité du nouveau pont suspendu pour piétons situé sur Columbia Avenue, surplombant la belle rivière Columbia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/20/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesCommunities in Bloom - Trail, British Columbia

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Community in Bloom artistic utility box is at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Hwy. 3B on the east side of the bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: British Columbia, Canada

date approved: 7/20/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesStrawberries - Ithaca, NY

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A decorated utility box featuring strawberries is located on the northeast corner of Martin Luther King Jr. and Aurora St.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 7/12/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesReduce Food Waste - Cupertino, CA

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A box on the corner of Stevens Creek and Bandley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/6/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesAztec Theme Art - Hartford, CT

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An artistically painted utility box, part of the City of Hartford "Outside the Box" program is located on the southwest corner of Franklin Avenue and Brown Street. N41 44.223 W72 40.522

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/3/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesSpace Fox - Balingen, Germany, BW

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This is a painted utility box located in Balingen, Germany, Baden-Württemberg. It shows a 'Space Fox' and can be found at the 'Schloßstraße'.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 6/29/2017

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesPeople - Balingen, Germany, BW

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This is a painted utility box located in Balingen, Germany, Baden-Württemberg. It shows some 'People' and can be found at the 'Schloßstraße'.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 6/28/2017

last visited: never

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