Campbell's "Art Outside the Box" Utility Box Art Program


“Art Outside the Box” is a public art beautification program designed to transform common traffic control utility boxes in Campbell, into distinctive works of art, creating a more vibrant, attractive cityscape.  The program also celebrates local artists and their artwork, acts as a deterrent to graffiti, and involves Campbell residents in contributing to the beautification of the city.

Initiated by the Civic Improvement Commission (CIC)  in partnership with the Campbell Artists’ Guild, the program was launched in 2015 (Phase I) with eleven (11) boxes completed during the year.  2016’s Phase II resulted in the completion of an additional nine (9) boxes.  In 2017, nine (9) more boxes were completed; increasing the total to 29 boxes throughout the city.

See Google Map of all locations with pictures and details by clicking on this link.

Program costs are 100% funded through sponsorships and individual donations by residents, businesses, civic and other non-profit organizations.  Volunteers include City commissioners and staff, Campbell Artists’ Guild members, Rotary members, and local residents who assist with prepping the boxes. The Campbell Home Depot has donated supplies and employee volunteers to assist with preparations during the previous phases.

Call to Artists -- Phase IV (2018)

Imagine how your art can beautify Campbell!

The City and the CIC are seeking local artists to showcase their work by painting up to six utility boxes located throughout the City of Campbell.  Painting is scheduled to occur May and July 2018, following completion of a competitive selection process.

Date Issued: February 2018

Application Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018, at 5:00PM

Artist Application (Download PDF here)

Artist Guidelines & Requirements (Download PDF here)

Location Map with Box Photos (Download PDF here)

Sponsorships and Donations

This program is funded through box sponsorships and individual donations.  Anyone can sponsor the painting of a box. Individuals, families, neighborhood groups, businesses, and local civic and other non-profit organizations are welcome to contribute to the beautification of Campbell.

Sponsorship/Donation Form (Download PDF here)

For Online Sponsorship/Donation, visit the Art Box fundraising page at

Staff Contact

Diana Johnson

CIC Recording Secretary


















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