23 May 2022

CBDA Utility Art Box Project To Begin

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The Coos Bay Downtown Association (CBDA) is excited to announce that phase one of the Utility Art Box Project is about to begin. Local artists will gather on June 4th in downtown Coos Bay to paint at five different locations on multiple utility boxes. The theme is “under the water” and “tidepools”. The color palette is blue, green, purple, white, and black. The CBDA put out a call to artists and was very pleased with the submissions that we received. Congratulations to the selected artists; Laura Noel, Monica Deatherage, Bailee McMahon, Megan Gray, Kaylen Bennett, and Shayla Van Tassell.

The Design Committee of the CBDA has worked very hard to bring local art to beautify downtown Coos Bay. They are also responsible for the gorgeous flower baskets that you see downtown, the rotating banners, the Wayfinding signs, and most recently the running legs bike racks at the Coos Bay Visitor Center and Pre-Mural sites.

A huge thank you to Sherwin Williams for providing all of the paint and supplies for phase one of the project. Pacific Power, through an agreement with the City of Coos Bay, has sponsored the entire project. We’d like to also send a shoutout to the CBDA Design Committee volunteers for the help in selecting our finalists. We are grateful for all the support.

The mission of the Coos Bay Downtown Association (CBDA) is to foster the development of downtown Coos Bay by strengthening local business, encouraging new business, and connecting the community through partnerships. The Coos Bay Downtown Association is committed to promoting Coos Bay as an attractive place to live, work, and visit by continually enhancing the quality of life of the downtown area.