San Rafael Leadership Institute Class Project – Utility Box “Art With a Purpose”

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Utility Box Painting Program returns to San Rafael!

What: The San Rafael Leadership Institute Class of 2024 “Art with a Purpose” project promotes creating a healthy, sustainable, inclusive, and resilient community.

Why: Install art on existing infrastructure, aiming to inspire residents, job seekers, and employers by promoting chamber values such as sustainability, inclusivity, and equitable opportunities. Specifically, we plan to feature a creative interpretation of these values through Utility boxes designed by local artists.  This is a project of the San Rafael Leadership Institute, a program of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce.

Artists submitted their ideas for additional Utility Box painting to occur during May 2024. Focusing on the pillars of: ADVOCACY, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, HEALTH,  INCLUSION, SUSTAINABILITY, ECONOMIC VITALITY, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, TRANSPORTATION, VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, & DISASTER PREPAREDNESS.  We are seeking to engage the local Artistic Community in capturing the essence of one of these topics per box.  Each box will have a QR code (to be provided) incorporated into the design linking agencies that pertain to the topic.

Site Locations: There will be roughly 6 utility boxes throughout the City of San Rafael that will be selected for this project. The locations can be seen HERE.

Stay tuned for more information about the unveiling event!