A new program has begun in Calgary called the “Utility Box Program.” It started back in 2010 but just arrived to the Calgary areas in the spring of 2014. The program was set up to create public art on utility boxes using funding for regular lifecycle maintenance of these boxes.
Calgary’s communities of McKenzie Towne and New Brighton have experienced their city utility boxes being used as an art canvas. Here is more about what McKenzie Towne and New Brighton have experienced thanks to artists from the “Utility Box Program.”
The utility boxes in these areas have gone from plain utility boxes to those featuring lilacs and gas lights. Artist Michelle Wiebe is a British Columbia native that has been painting since her teenage years. She’s…