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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 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 (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

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 Boxes“Flying Fox” - Coeur d'Alene, ID

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2012 Utility Box Beautification Project Location: 11th & Sherman

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beagle39z

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/31/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility Boxes"Student Art" - Coeur d'Alene, ID

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2012 Utility Box Beautification Project Location: 11th & Sherman

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beagle39z

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/31/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesSoccer-theme Utility Box - San Jose, California

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Two adjacent utility boxes are painted painted with a soccer theme. They are located on the east(SE) intersection of East Taylor Street and North 21st Street in San Jose, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 8/31/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility Boxes"Northern Pacific Depot" - Coeur d'Alene, ID

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2012 Utility Box Beautification Project Location: 3rd St and Lakeside Ave

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beagle39z

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/30/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility Boxes"Dawn on Fernan Lake" - Coeur d'Alene, ID

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2012 Utility Box Beautification Project Location: Northwest Blvd & Ironwood Dr

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beagle39z

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/30/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility Boxes"The Usual Suspects" - Coeur d'Alene, ID

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2012 Utility Box Beautification Project Location: Northwest Blvd & Ironwood Dr

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beagle39z

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/30/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility Boxes“Bouquets” - Coeur d'Alene, ID

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2012 Utility Box Beautification Project Location: Lakewood Dr & Northwest Blvd

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beagle39z

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/30/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility Boxes"Daisies" - Coeur d'Alene, ID

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2012 Utility Box Beautification Project Location: Riverstone Dr & Lakewood Dr

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beagle39z

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/29/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility Boxes"Stickman" - Coeur d'Alene, ID

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2012 Utility Box Beautification Project Location: Riverstone Dr & Lakewood Dr

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beagle39z

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/29/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility Boxes"Mudgy & Millie on Sherman Avenue" - Coeur d'Alene, ID

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2012 Utility Box Beautification Project Location: 5th & Sherman Avenue

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beagle39z

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/29/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility Boxes"Mudgy & Millie at the Park" - Coeur d'Alene, ID

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2012 Utility Box Beautification Project Location: 5th & Sherman Avenue

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beagle39z

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/29/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility Boxes"Lost But Not Forgotten" - Coeur d'Alene, ID

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2012 Utility Box Beautification Project Location: Government Way & Hanley

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beagle39z

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/28/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility Boxes"Curiosity" - Coeur d'Alene, ID

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2012 Utility Box Beautification Project Location: Government Way & Hanley

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beagle39z

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/28/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility Boxes"The Exhibit Hall" - Coeur d'Alene, ID

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2012 Utility Box Beautification Project Location: Hwy 95 & Ironwood

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member beagle39z

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/28/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesElectric! - Easthampton, MA

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A painted utility box at 50 Payson Avenue is entitled "Electric!" by the artist.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/17/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesAt The Beach- Ocean City, NJ

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A painted utility box depicting a family at the beach is located E. 34th Street and Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, NJ.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/17/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesSandcastle on the Beach - Ocean City, NJ

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A utility box with a painting of a sandcastle on the beach is located at the corner of Asbury Avenue and E. 14th Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/16/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesSea Creatures - Ocean City, NJ

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A painted utility box on the corner of Asbury Avenue and 18th Street features a variety of ocean wildlife.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/15/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesTwo Fishes - Ocean City, NJ

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A painted utility box is located on the corner of E. 10th Street and Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, NJ.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/14/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesClipper Ship - Ocean City, NJ

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A painted utility box depicting a clipper ship is located at the coener of E. 10th Street and Wesley Avenue in Ocean City, NJ.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/14/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesOld Timer Wearing A Yellow Slicker - Ocean City, NJ

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A painted utility box featuring an old timer wearing a yellow slicker is located at the Central Avenue and E. 10th Street in Ocean City, NJ

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/13/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesFishing - Ocean City, NJ

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A painted utility box with a scene of a boy fishing is located at Bay Avenue and E. 10th Street in Ocean City, NJ

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/12/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesSailing on the Great Egg Harbor Bay - Ocean City, NJ

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A painted utility with a nautical scene by is located adjacent to a small park on the corner of West Avenue and E. 9th Street in Ocean City, NJ.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/11/2015

last visited: never

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A sandcastle and a beach-going girl decorated a utility box on the corner of 8th Street and Central Avenue in Ocean City, NJ.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/10/2015

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesClouds and Wind - Ocean City, NJ

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A utility box is painted in a somewhat impressionist manner to depict clouds and wind is located at the corner of 29th Street and West Avenue in Ocean City, NJ

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/9/2015

last visited: never

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