Artists Alert- San Ramon Announces Utility Box Public Art Project

Artist Alert- San Ramon Announces Utility Box Public Art Project- by San Ramon Realtor Jason Kerner


Application Deadline is March 30, 2018

The City of San Ramon is looking for artists to participate in their first Utility Box Art Project.  The program encourages our local artists to create works of art from boring old utility boxes.  San Ramon’s goal is to inspire artists to contribute to the beauty of our city.   This sounds like a great project for San Ramon citizens of all cultures.  How lucky are we to live in such a great city that respects the arts!  If you are looking to learn more about our great community check out my blog:  San Ramon Community Details

Project Scope

The City plans to offer 5 utility boxes along Crow Canyon Road as backdrops for lucky artists to use as their canvas.  Are you that artist?  Help our City foster civic pride and community identity by bringing art to different parts of the San Ramon.  The theme of this project is “Celebrating the Arts”.

Paid Project

This pilot program offers each winning artist $700 to pay for materials and time.  $350 will be e given at the start of the project.  An additional $350 will be paid to the artists after work has been completed.  The winning artists are responsible for all prep, painting, and sealant of the boxes.  The City says it will offer anti-graffiti sealant to preserve the artwork.  Artists are encouraged to include their signature on the utility box.


City of San Ramon’s Eligibility Requirements

Full details available at Utility Box Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 18 or older
  • 3 designs may be submitted
  • Work must be original
  • Artwork must be completed within 4 week period.


  • Skill of the artists
  • Theme of project meets requirements
  • Foster city pride and community identity


  • Applications due by: March 30, 2018 at 5:00pm
  • Applications and design template review: April/May 2018
  • Selected Artists announced: May 16, 2018
  • Earliest date painting may begin: June 4, 2018
  • Painting must be completed by: August 1, 2018.
  • *Dates subject to change


For questions please contact Erika Burg at or call (925) 973 – 3205

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in San Ramon, contact San Ramon Realtor, Jason Kerner at, or text 925-400-7007.