Utility Boxes Get the Artistic Treatment

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - A few forgettable utility boxes in the Historic Core have gotten an artistic refresher.

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Fourteenth District City Councilman José Huizar recently announced the debut of six utility-box art installments on Main and Los Angeles streets between Fourth, Winston and Fifth streets. The artworks, which depict images of Native American history and Nelson Mandela, among other subjects, were coordinated by Stephen Zeigler of Downtown gallery 118 Winston. Huizar previously worked with the city Department of Transportation (which owns the boxes) to bring nine utility box art projects to Boyle Heights. “This latest mural utility box project gives us another opportunity to bring art to the public right-of-way and celebrate local artists and history,” Huizar said in a prepared statement.

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