Artists Wanted to Decorate Utility’s Boxes

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) announced the launch of Power Box Art. AMP is coordinating the project with the Park Street Business Association and Rhythmix Cultural Works. Power Box Art will help beautify transformer boxes in the Park Street business area.

AMP invites artists who live or work Alameda to submit art that reflects the way the community can reduce its carbon footprint. Themes include renewable power sources, cleaner transportation, recycling and reusing, shopping in Alameda, supporting local farmers and water and energy conservation. 

A panel of judges will choose 10 designs. AMP will transfer the selected works of art to a vinyl adhesive film and professionally apply them to the exterior of transformer boxes. Selected artists (including one K-12 student) will receive a $500 honorarium. Rhythmix will feature the art at a Power Box Art show at in its K Gallery.

A local business has sponsored each transformer. They include: Alameda Collision Repair; Alameda Island Brewing Company; Alameda Natural Grocery; Berg Injury Lawyers; The Marketplace; OMM, Inc.; Ole’s Waffle Shop; Rhythmix Cultural Works; Rich and Rose Krinks; (Broker and Associate Realtor, Harbor Bay Realty; and Tucker’s Ice Cream.  

The location of the transformers and an official call to artists is available on the Power Box Art website. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m., Monday, June 16. AMP will announce the winning designs on Wednesday, July 2, and unveil the transformers with their art work on Friday, Sept. 12, on an “art walk” beginning at Rhythmix.

For more information or to submit your artwork, visit www.alamedamp.com/art.