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Posted on: January 20, 2017

[ARCHIVED] - Transformed: Utility Boxes Become Public Art -


Local artists recently added bursts of color to several intersections, thanks to a utility box art program spearheaded by our Arts Commission.

To date, 10 utility boxes throughout Issaquah have been transformed into vibrant pieces of our community’s public art collection.

  • "Paper Mountains" by Sean Callahan — Front Street and Sunset Way, near Jak’s Grill and Pedestrian Park
  • "Moons" by Vikram Madan — Southeast Clark Street and Front Street South, near the stoplight for Julius Boehm Pool
  • "Home Sweet Home" by Pamela Holderman — Newport Way Southwest and Wildwood Boulevard Southwest, near Issaquah Creek
  • "Heron" by Pamela Beer — Gilman Boulevard and Front Street North
  • "Fall" by Julie Rackley — Northwest Gilman Boulevard and Maple Street Northwest, near the Issaquah Commons entrance
  • "Crane" by Jake Wagoner — Tibbetts Valley Park and Newport Way Northwest, near the park-and-ride overflow lot
  • "Triangulum" by Marsha Rollinger — East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast and Southeast 56th Street
  • "Cascade Nocturne" by Scott Hammond — East Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast and Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road
  • "Paragliders" by Stacey Boyd — Highlands Drive Northeast and Northeast Discovery Drive, near the Swedish Hospital Issaquah entrance
  • "Cascade Autumn" by Scott Hammond — Highlands Drive Northeast and Northeast Lilac Street, near the entrance to Issaquah Terrance apartments

Each utility box is wrapped in a graffiti- and weather-resistant wrap that does not affect the utility box's function.

The "canvases" provide a streetscape showcase for our local community of artists to transform standard utility boxes into exciting, new public art.

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