Ballard utility boxes getting prettier by the day

More art, more color for NW Market Street.

The project to wrap a few of Ballard’s utility boxes is still underway, with a new one featuring art from Sarah Simon (photo above). Simon won first place in the contest to design the five boxes — her art will wrap three of the boxes between 17th and 20th.

Stevie Shao (below) came in second place, and her art can be seen on 22nd and Ballard Ave.

If you want to see them all, here are the locations of the wrapped and soon-to-be-wrapped boxes:

  • Market St & 17th
  • Market St & Barnes
  • Market St & 20th
  • Market St & 22nd
  • Market St & Ballard Ave

The project originated from the Ballard Alliance and the Ballard Public Art Committee, who put a call out for artists last year. The wraps are made of heavy-duty vinyl, and consist of five panels, each of which must be digitally designed in order to be professionally printed on the vinyl, according to Visit Ballard.

Featured photos by Lauri Miller

One thought to “Ballard utility boxes getting prettier by the day”

  1. lets try and keep them graffiti clean, if we can. i will supply some labor if someone puts a plan together.
    Politicians won’t help me with keeping Seattle clean,. but maybe my neighborhood instead?

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