Dana Point will get a little brighter this Spring thanks to a new initiative from the City’s Arts & Culture Commission. They’re inviting local artists to participate in Dana Point’s first-ever Utility Box Public Art Program. “This is such a great way to showcase local artists and help to promote their work,” said Mayor Richard Viczorek.

Artists are encouraged to submit designs that will brighten the area while also reflecting the culture of local neighborhoods. The winning artwork will be printed on vinyl and then wrapped around one of eight utility boxes. These designs will cover all four sides and the top of the box.

The winning pieces will be selected by the Arts & Culture Commission. Judging will be based on artistic excellence, innovation and originality. The Commission is also looking for artwork that portrays the City’s culture, heritage and unique traditions. “The City benefits by bringing art to unexpected spaces,” said Mayor Viczorek.

Applications will be accepted February 3rd – March 2nd. The competition is open to both art students and adults. The City plans to install the winning designs in Spring. The project will include utility boxes in these eight locations:


  • Pacific Coast Hwy. @ Crown Valley 
  • Stonehill @ Del Obispo 
  • Victoria Blvd. @ Doheny Park Rd. 
  • Del Obispo @ Village Rd. 
  • Del Prado @ Golden Lantern 
  • Golden Lantern @ Dana Point Harbor Dr. 
  • Coast Hwy. @ Palisades Dr. 
  • Coast Hwy. @ Capo Surfside Inn 

Click Here to apply. 

For additional questions, please contact kreenders@danapoint.org or call 949-248-3519.