Old Town Temecula Utility Box Art Project

For Public Utility Box Art Project Ribbon Cutting Invitation

In keeping with the City of Temecula’s management philosophy of Building Greatness, Maintaining Excellence, the City of Temecula invites the public to attend the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to unveil our new Old Town Temecula Utility Box Art Project.   The ribbon will be cut on WED, OCT 26, 2022, at 12:00 pm in Sam Hicks Monument Park (28300 Mercedes Street, Temecula, CA 92590).


This Public Art Project features 20 utility boxes vinyl wrapped with 24 beautiful, original art images featuring pieces from local artists.  The original imagery encompasses the theme Temecula, and the imagery chosen for this project features our rich history, natural beauty, and cultural heritage of the Temecula Valley, with art that ranges from whimsical to landscape, from pictorial to abstract.


The Art Selection Committee was comprised of Temecula’s City Council Members on the Arts & Cultural Affairs Subcommittee, City of Temecula Commissioners, local citizens, and non-profit organizations.  Each work of art was carefully chosen by this committee from 210 pieces of art submitted by 67 artists in a competitive process.

Mayor ProTem, Temecula Community Services District Vice President, and Arts & Cultural Affairs Subcommittee Member Zak Schwank states, “I am very excited to see this creative idea come to life expanding our vision for more Public Art in Temecula.  These unique masterpieces from local artists help build community connections and provide a sense of place for residents and visitors.  It is amazing to see the beauty, history, and vibrancy of Temecula represented on what are plain yet necessary utility boxes.   We hope to see more Public Art expand throughout our entire City.”

The City of Temecula is thrilled to add these vivid art pieces in the Old Town Temecula Utility Box Art Project to our large Public Art collection.  The public will discover street art in unexpected places, as they are parking their cars, walking, or driving.  These creative and delightful canvases reflect the City of Temecula’s story, as a beautiful and safe place to live, work, play, and have the best quality of life – as seen through the eyes of our talented artists.

Selected artists receive a $400 stipend for the use of their work.  A map of the art wrapped utility boxes can be viewed digitally and is featured on the City of Temecula’s website at TemeculaCA.gov/UtilityBoxArt.  This online presence highlights each artist and provides background on their artwork and style. The City of Temecula is appreciative to Southern California Edison for their continued cooperation in supporting local community art projects and programs.  For more information, please email ArtsAndCulture@TemeculaCA.gov, or call (951) 694-6450.

Box 1. Hot Air Balloon
Box 2 - Sunset at the Villa
Box 3a. DePortola Wine Trail

Hot Air Balloons
George Young

Sunset at the Villa
Roxy Rich

De Portola Wine Trail
Sacha Hope

Box 3b. Battle Armor Love

Battle Armor Love
Sacha Hope

Box 5. Temeculuck

Chloe Parker

Box 6a. Rose Haven by Freida Hall

Rose Haven
Freida Hall

Rhapsody in Green
Vail Ranch Bringning in Cattle
Wild Paradise

Rhapsody in Green

Collette Passini

Box 6b. Haven Avenue

Vail Ranch, Bringing in Cattle

Collette Passini

Box 7. The Merc

Wild Paradise

Collette Passini

Box 9. All Things Temecula

Haven Avenue
Ann Kirchgessner

The Merc
Barbara Nelson

All Things Temecula
Lisa Cabrera

Box 13. Golden Winds
Box 8. Redtail Hawk Dines Tonight

Golden Winds
Evelyn Welty

Redtail Hawk Dines Tonight
Jon Estrella

Box 18. Digital Vineyard Sunset Scene

Vineyard Sunset Scene
Debra Gayle Sut

Pechanga Chámmakilawish School Students

Box 15. Iconic Temecula 2022
Box 17. Its Pouring

Iconic Temecula

Maria Correa

It's Pouring

Lisa Owen

Box 2 - Sunset at the Villa
Box 16. Mountain Lion

Sunset at the Villa

Roxy Rich

Mountain Lion

Tish Wynne


Kai Parker

Box 11. Living on The Rainbow
California poppies

Golden Hour

Tamra Gerard

Living on The Rainbow

Brenda Bush

California Poppies

Katinka Clementsmith

Box 20b. Red Nekerchief
Box 20a. Sunset Years
Box 20c. Malcolm Barnett

Red Neckerchief

Bryant Nelson

Sunset Years

Bryant Nelson

Malcolm Barnett

Bryant Nelson