Utility Box Art Program

Since 2013, Fayetteville artists have been beautifying our community by turning utility boxes into works of art. The program is a graffiti abatement initiative and has been successful at discouraging graffiti, tagging and vandalism on city-owned utility light-signal boxes.

The project is managed by the Keep Fayetteville Beautiful Committee, the Recycling and Trash Collections Division and the Community Policing Division of the Fayetteville Police Department.

Submission Period

The submission period for 2022 has closed. Please check back in 2023 for the next round of submissions.


The call for proposals is open to all residents, artists and artist teams, including high school and university students. All applicants, without regard to race, sex, religion, nationality, origin, sexual orientation or disability will be considered.

Artists will be paid $150 at the completion of the project and additional funds will be available for supplies. The project must be completed within three months.

For more details, including evaluation criteria and submission requirements, see the Utility Box Art Program Request for Proposals.

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The 2022 theme is "Follow the Flow". Proposals should celebrate and educate the public on the importance of keeping our local water ways clean with a focus on creek pollution, ground water pollution and/or stormwater runoff and contamination


Utility boxes measure approximately six feet high, three feet wide and two feet deep (6’ x 3’ x 2’). The four utility box locations are:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and S. College Ave. (near the old Jefferson School)
  • S. Happy Hollow Rd. and E. Huntsville Rd.
  • 15th St. and S. School Ave.
  • Stephen Carr Memorial Blvd. and Interstate-49 northbound off-ramp