LAS VEGAS (CLASS) – They can be part of your daily walk or a reason to smile at work. However you notice them, the colorful utility boxes around the city of Las Vegas will soon get company.
Las Vegas has hired 25 artists to continue the AMP Auxiliary Wardrobe Painting Program – a beautification effort that began in 2017 and now continues in Departments 2, 3, 5 and 6. Previously completed ancillary service boxes were along Maryland Parkway , Las Vegas Medical District and Sun City Summerlin.
A total of 242 utility boxes will be painted in this segment of the project. The artists were selected after their proposals were submitted to three meetings of the Las Vegas Arts Commission last year.
Las Vegas has started allocating 1% of the city budget for capital investments in the art fund that paid for the projects. The artwork should be “permanent for the duration of the utility cabinet,” a statement said Monday.
Utility cabinets are along city streets and cover equipment for Las Vegas Traffic Control, Las Vegas Valley Water District and NV Energy.
For more information about the Las Vegas Service Cabinet Painting and Public Art Program, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or email [email protected]