Utility boxes aren’t the prettiest things to look at — they’re gray, utilitarian and, at best, hopefully go unnoticed by pedestrians. But downtowns can’t survive without them.
So, if you need them, why not have them look as good as possible?
On Friday, on Southeast 47th Terrace, the South Cape Community Redevelopment Agency hosted an unveiling ceremony for utility box art.
Fifteen works of art by local artists were selected to be on permanent display in South Cape. The artwork can be seen on utility boxes along Southeast 47th Terrace from Coronado Parkway to Southeast 15th Avenue.
Cape Coral Arts Studio Director Julie Gerhard said the CRA invited artists to enhance the downtown area in the form of utility box design by vinyl wrapping the boxes with their art and exposing Cape Coral as an arts destination.