In September of 2019, the City of Malibu Cultural Arts Commission selected three artists to paint one-of-a-kind artwork on four City-owned utility boxes in the Civic Center area as part of the City’s public art initiative.
By creatively transforming a typically mundane structure into a work of art, the painted utility boxes have broadened each viewer’s understanding of the Malibu culture or environment. The designs vary from modern, geometric art to bright collage pop-art to realistic ocean scenery.
The professional artists who completed each project and the locations are:
• Shannon Celia, Civic Center Way and Winter Canyon Road. Celia created a box that represents Malibu’s surf life and scenic landscape. Her artwork includes surfboards, seagulls, waves and the coast.
• Mark Andrew Allen, Civic Center Way and Webb Way. Allen's utility box in the Civic Center area includes replications of iconic Malibu images such as the Malibu Pier, Highway 1 sign, surfboards, and other images in a bright, pop-art collage style.
• Flavia Monteiro, Civic Center Way and Cross Creek Road. Monteiro painted pastel geometric, three-dimensional squares that offers a pop of contemporary art near Whole Foods Market.