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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 BoxesFlaschenpost - Brühl, NRW, Germany

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DE: Eine Flaschenpost wurde auf den Stromkasten in der Bergerstraße 169 in Brühl aufgesprüht. EN: A message in a bottle was sprayed onto the power box at Bergerstrasse 169 in Brühl.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FamilieFrohne

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 9/19/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesSatuperhoset - Turku, Finland

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Lastentarhan edessä olevaan boksiin piirretyt erikoiset perhoset. In the box in front of the nursery drawn special butterflies

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smurffaaja

location: Finland

date approved: 9/19/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesTyven - Turku, Finland

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Auringonlasku saariston tyvenessä säässä. Sunset in the calm weather of the archipelago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smurffaaja

location: Finland

date approved: 9/7/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesA Holiday - Edmond, OK

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A 1915 painting by Edward Potthast is the artistic wrap on this utility box.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 9/4/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesMorgan Street Park Box - Boonville, MO

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The art work on this utility box doubles as the official sign for this city park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Missouri

date approved: 8/29/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesPöllö - Turku, Finland

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Silinterihattuinen pöllö saippuakuplapiippu nokassaan. Hyvin outoa! An owl with a top hat and a soap bubble barrel on its beak. Very strange!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smurffaaja

location: Finland

date approved: 8/28/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesLonely bird - Turku, Finland

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Yksinäinen valkoinen lintu tarkkailee ympäristöä boksin kyljessä. A lone white bird observes the environment on the side of the box.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smurffaaja

location: Finland

date approved: 8/28/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesIltatanssi - Turku, Finland

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Hentoja kasveja heilumassa illalla tuulen voimasta. Delicate plants swaying in the evening from the force of the wind.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smurffaaja

location: Finland

date approved: 8/28/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesJänis ja Karhu - Turku, Finland

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Asiallisesti pukeutuneet jänis ja karhu ovat tulleet yhdessä teetä juomaan. A properly dressed hare and a bear have come together to drink tea.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smurffaaja

location: Finland

date approved: 8/28/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesQuilted Flowers - Northampton, MA

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A painted utility box featuring quilt pattern flowers is located in front of the Northampton Community Music Center at 139 South Street in Northampton, MA.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/26/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesLapsuuden niitty - Turku, Finland

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Sähkökaappi muuttuu kasvikuvastoksi! Utility box tranforms into plant catalog!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smurffaaja

location: Finland

date approved: 8/25/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesBlack and White Portraits - Northampton, MA

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A series of stark black and white portraits by Cobra Goose decorate the utility box located at Conz Street and the intersection with Old South Street in Northampton, MA

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/21/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesComposition VIII - Edmond, OK

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Wassily Kandinsky of Russia created this piece of art in 1923.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/21/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesFucus vesiculosus - Turku, Finland

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Hentoja merenpohjasta nousevia rakkohaurun leväoksia. Delicate algae branches rising from the seabed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smurffaaja

location: Finland

date approved: 8/21/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesKevätkokous - Turku ,Finland

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Keväinen väritys tässä boksissa. Mutta mitä oksilla on istumassa? Spring coloring in this box. But what are sitting on branches?

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smurffaaja

location: Finland

date approved: 8/21/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesSyyskokous - Turku, Finland

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Syksyisen värisillä puunoksilla istuvia lintumaisia hahmoja. Bird-like figures sitting on autumn-colored tree branches.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smurffaaja

location: Finland

date approved: 8/21/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesCityjänis - Turku, Finland

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Ujon näköinen jänis istumassa maassa. Ehkä tämän talon pihalla! A shy looking rabbit sitting on the ground. Maybe in the yard of this house!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smurffaaja

location: Finland

date approved: 8/21/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesKivikukat 2 - Turku, Finland

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Valkoisilla varsilla kohti korkeuksia kurottavia kivikukkia. With white stems towards the height-reaching stone flowers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smurffaaja

location: Finland

date approved: 8/21/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesA Vase of Flowers - Edmond, OK

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A vase of flowers is the subject of this artistic utility box at Baggerley Funeral Home.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 8/21/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesKasvi - Turku, Finland

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Kasvi joka nousee maasta boksin edestä.Punainen hehkuva aurinko sen takana. A plant that rises from the ground in front of a box. A red glowing sun behind it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smurffaaja

location: Finland

date approved: 8/21/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesRaiteilla - Turku, Finland

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Monenlaisia kiskoilla liikkuvia ajoneuvoja maalattuna boksin joka kulmalle. A wide range of rail vehicles painted on every corner of the box.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smurffaaja

location: Finland

date approved: 8/21/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesCone Flower Utility Box - Raleigh, North Carolina

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Cone flowers adorn this painted utility box in Raleigh.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dream chaser

location: North Carolina

date approved: 8/21/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesKotiovi / Homedoor - Turku, Finland

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Kukkaseppele ovessa kiinni, jonka edessä odottava koira. A wreath closed at the door with a dog waiting in front of it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Smurffaaja

location: Finland

date approved: 8/21/2021

last visited: 9/24/2021

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesTwo fish - Sarpsborg, Norway

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In St. Marie Gate you can see an Utility Box decorated with fish.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Viken, Norway

date approved: 8/21/2021

last visited: never

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Artistically Decorated Utility BoxesFlowers Utility Box (Andrea Ward) - Flower Mound, TX

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Andrea Ward designed one of the three winning entries in the Town of Flower Mound's 2021 Traffic Signal Box Contest, and her work can be seen on the southeast corner of the intersection of Spinks and Garden Ridge Roads in Flower Mound.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 8/14/2021

last visited: never

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