The newly art decorated traffic light boxes, like Pueblo’s growing number of murals, are a way our city is showcasing the work of members of our growing and diverse arts community, telling with each mural, a story about our local culture and history.
Students artwork from this project, now showcased on the six painted utility boxes on West Fourth Street and on two boxes at City Center Drive, are all “Pueblo-centric” depictions of Pueblo’s rich history, wildlife and culture.
This new student utility box project was funded through grants by the Pueblo Downtown Association, Pueblo Arts Alliance and Colorado State University-Pueblo. The Pueblo Arts Alliance provided funding for 10 other boxes located on Union Avenue and in the Mesa Junction.
They are all such a “hit” in Pueblo, that plans for murals on additional utility boxes are in the works, possibly on electric boxes if Black Hills Energy will allow it.
Story by Jenny Paulson / Editor. Source and photo credit: Pueblo Downtown Association.