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Capitol Box Art Project

Utility box covered in artTwenty-eight utility boxes located primarily in the Capitol Area Development Authority’s (CADA) district between 7th and 17th Streets and L and S Streets in downtown Sacramento have been covered with art. These “utility box wraps” were designed by 20 Sacramento area artists for the Capitol Box Art Project, a public art project conceived and directed by Todd Leon, CADA R Street Development Manager in collaboration with the Arts Commission.   CADA intends on maintaining the boxes for a minimum of 3 years. 

“This idea isn’t new it’s just new to Sacramento.  Hopefully this project helps to inspire more public art in Sacramento and help the city in building its own image and identity,” said Todd Leon.

Participating artists include mixed media artists: Laura Caron, Nathan Cordero, Julia Couzens, Gioia Fonda, William Ishmael, Melissa Uroff, Bryan Valenzuela, Roma Devanbu, and Kerri Warner.  Painters: Mark Emerson, Sandy Hernandez, Brenda Louie, Jim Piskoti, Arturo Romero, and Susan Silvester.  Photographers:  Janine Mapurunga and Donald Satterlee.  Illustrators: Dante Declarador, Erik Hosino, and Sam Sellers.

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