Bringing Color to Our Community: Pueblo’s Utility Boxes Decorated With Mural Art

Colorado State University-Pueblo art students recently dressed up eight downtown utility boxes with local art-work, including this box is located at 4th and Grand, in front of the Board of Water Works.

 
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.

Southern Colorado Independent Magazine publisher Jenny Paulson is a 20 year veteran niche magazine publisher, an independent journalist, photographer, publisher, blogger, activist, world traveler and a proud mom. She has worked as a political activist, for a lobbyist, a pr firm, the governor and for a representative in Washington DC. She has lived in her home of Pueblo, CO ten years.

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Southern Colorado Independent Magazine publisher Jenny Paulson is a 20 year veteran niche magazine publisher, an independent journalist, photographer, publisher, blogger, activist, world traveler and a proud mom. She has worked as a political activist, for a lobbyist, a pr firm, the governor and for a representative in Washington DC. She has lived in her home of Pueblo, CO ten years.

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