Beyond The Box - Utility Box Murals


Artist - A. Shakhbandaryan

Beyond The Box is a utility box mural project supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program.

Most recently Arts & Culture Commissioners, Library, Arts & Culture staff and volunteers supported artists at new box locations along Canada Boulevard and in the Kenneth Village area. See the map below.



See this map  for locations of the utility box murals on Foothill Boulevard and Montrose/La Crescenta in Phase 2 (October 25, 2014) and Phase 3 (May 2, 2015).

On April 25, 2016, KNBC TV mentioned Glendale's utility box mural program in a story about local municipal utility boxes. See the video!

For more information contact Chuck Wike, Community Relations Manager, at 818-548-2042 or via email.


May 2, 2015

The latest round of utility box murals took place on Saturday, May 2, 2015,  Artists painted murals on selected utility boxes, including locations:

  • On Brand Boulevard within the Brand Boulevard of Cars  District;
  • On Brand Boulevard near the Museum of Neon Art;
  • In the Adams Hill neighborhood;
  • On Louise Street near the 134 Freeway; and
  • In North Glendale on Foothill Boulevard.

October 25, 2014

WhatWeCanMissHonolulu&WhitingWoodsSMEleven artists painted murals on Montrose area utility boxes to coincide with the Big Draw LA events throughout Los Angeles on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The utility box mural program, sponsored by the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, is designed to encourage community pride and beautify the neighborhood. The eleven artists are: Michael Alvarez, Morgan Beck, Zack Brown, Miles Crosman, Arotin Hartounian, Jose Lozano, Dan Monteavaro, Victoria Rees, Arpine Shakhbandaryan, John Sumner and Katherine Warner.

The artists were selected from eighty-three entries by a committee consisting of Arts & Culture Commissioners, Library, Arts & Culture and City staff. The committee used the following criteria for selection: artistic excellence including quality of the art and artist originality; creative and innovative concepts in relationship to the theme of “The Big Draw;” and appropriateness for the nature of the space and the audience. See the 17 October 2014 article in the Glendale News-Press about Beyond The Box!

May 17, 2014

Twenty-six utility boxes were painted on May 17, 2014, during the City’s inaugural Utility Box Mural program, Beyond The Box, sponsored by the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission. The theme of Double Take encouraged artists to paint murals to draw in the viewers’ attention to delve into the graphic of the mural, but also explore the meaning behind the mural and theme. The utility boxes are located along Brand Boulevard and Central Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and the 134 Freeway.

Read an article in the Glendale News-Press about Beyond The Box.