Here is your chance to show your artistic talent and get your design installed as part of Imperial Beach’s public art, plus you can win a cash prize. Announcing the “Artist Call” for two categories of utility box decoration, made possible by a generous grant from SDG&E.

Design themes are open to several themes, such as wildlife, pets, sports, school, floral, surfing, shorebirds, abstract, etc.

Category One will have four $100 awards for the best designs by those age 17 and under. These designs must be submitted via email to the Imperial Beach Arts Bureau at ibartsbureau2@gmail.com no later than Dec. 15, 2021. Category One winners will be announced by February 2022. The winning 17 and under designs will be installed by IB Arts Bureau members on select utility boxes in Imperial Beach before May 2022.

Category Two will have five awards for up to $450 each for design and installation of utility box decoration by those age 18 and over. These designs must be submitted via email to the Imperial Beach Arts Bureau at ibartsbureau2@gmail.com no later than December 15, 2021. Category Two Winners will be announced by February 2022. The winning 18 and over designs must be installed by the winning artists on specified utility boxes in Imperial Beach before May 2022. Additional program rules and requirements will be shared with the winning artists.

Please contact IB Arts Bureau at ibartsbureau2@gmail.com for more information, and please note that no text or controversial subjects or images will be permitted in any winning designs.

Please help support public art by purchasing our 2022 IB Arts Bureau Calendar, available at several fine local establishments and at our website, ibartbureau.com. This year’s theme is outdoor galleries.

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