MondayMural: Found on utility boxes

utility box artwork, Livermore, CA

Found in Livermore, CA

Utility Box Artwork:

For this week’s Monday Mural, I have a couple utility box artwork from the roadsides of Livermore and San Luis Obispo. Both are drive-by shots.

The first (pic above) is a piece of public art found on Holmes Street in Livermore, California. I just learnt that the artist of this painting of what looks like a dog is  Aaron Lenhoff. (According to

This second piece of public art (below); a very colourful one at that, was found while we were driving around San Luis Obispo in the summer. I have not idea where exactly is was and who the artist is. If you happen to know, do let me know in the comments. Thank you in advance.

utility box artwork from San Luis Obispo

Found in San Luis Obispo, CA

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  1. The first one is cute, but I do prefer the second box with the very colourful mural.

  2. I like most of the utility box murals, and these are no exception. Adds a splash of color and some humor to the neighborhood.

  3. Don’t know what it all means but its nice to see.

  4. I agree with Sami…beautiful colors in the second one.

  5. A colorful way to decorate these boxes, they are very popular around here too!

    • Oh yes. They do add so much colour and interest to those otherwise boring-looking boxes. I remember noticing the artwork on utility boxes in Downtown San Jose, the year before last and being very impressed with the idea. Now I’m beginning to see more and more of these.

      I’d love to see the work from your parts, Tom. 🙂

  6. Nice findings. For me the second one is carousel spinning very fast 🙂

  7. It’s amazing to me how many towns are using utility boxes as canvases. A win-win for artists and the public. Thanks for contributing to this week’s Monday Mural.

  8. Thanks for the post 🙂 2nd one.

  9. Totally love the second one! Such a colorful sight 🙂

  10. You certainly have a sharp eye to find these, Divya:)

  11. The second one is really colourful, I liked it very much

  12. Both look very creative. I love artists beautifying the world in this way. It makes you stop and have a look at it even when we are in hustle. Thanks for sharing this dear 🙂

  13. This is what civilization is all about. When survival is not an issue, the individual strives to bring beauty in everyday affairs.

  14. Those murals give those utility boxes unmissable character. You surely have an eye for the gems in the rubble of quotidian existence.

  15. I always LOVE when I see some art/improvement/beautification of basic objects (trash bins or so…) like those utility boxes.

  16. First mural gives us an impression of a robotic dog where as second mural has very beautiful colors which goes perfectly well on that box! 🙂

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