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Utility Box Art #9

Utility Box Art #9

This utility box pays homage to South Pasadena’s designation as a Tree City USA community.  Sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, the community must achieve four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.Utility Box Art #9

South Pasadena has had this designation for 17 consecutive years.
Utility Box Art #9

A few benefits of having a mature urban canopy: trees increase property values, trees reduce energy consumption, trees reduce crime, trees unite neighborhoods, trees benefit wildlife, trees reduce the effects of climate change and trees clear our air.

Utility Box Art #9

This box is one of my favorites because of the theme, use of color as well as its painterly quality.  It echoes its surroundings and the purple pops against the saturated greens of this piece.

Utility Box Art #9

I think trees bring much charm and character to the landscape.  I consider myself fortunate to have grown up and still live in this idyllic town filled with these beauties. Stay tuned for box #10!

*Tina

Utility Box Art #3

Groovy!

Monochromatic madness.

This box is next to a gas station and it is a welcome sight.  It reminds of a doodle on a massive scale.

Love the mix of imagery.

Love the mix of imagery.

Upon closer inspection, you can see birds, plants and roses.  With South Pasadena being a neighbor to Pasadena, home of the Rose Parade, the roses are definitely appropriate.

Utility Box Art #3

Some of the imagery is a nod to historic home design.

Not knowing the artist’s full intention is what makes it fun to interpret from a personal perspective.  Long live art!

*Tina

Utility Box Art #1

Enjoying the park!

Enjoying the park!

South Pasadena Arts Council spearheaded an arts program to spruce up ten drab utility boxes with colorful, unique paintings.  Public art builds a sense of community and these boxes capture the unique spirit of our city’s history and distinctive culture.

Shopping the farmers market.

Shopping the farmers market.

This box is a vibrant representation of our weekly farmers market featuring the venue, our local museum and the light rail train passing by.

Being a part of the farmers market experience.

Being a part of the farmers market experience.

This artist truly captured our farmers market and all it has to offer.  Filled with farmers selling their produce, food vendors offering delectable dinner fare and musicians serenading the shoppers, it is a unique experience unlike any in the area.

Our beloved local museum.

Our beloved local museum.

*Tina

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