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File #: 23-0406    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Administrative Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/20/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/3/2023 Final action:
Title: CANVAS ON THE CURB ARTWORK RECOMMENDATIONS
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Exhibit 1 - Canvas on the Curb - Recommendations Presentation, 3. Exhibit 2 - COTW Presentation from January 12, 2022, 4. Exhibit 3 - COTW Presentation form June 8, 2022, 5. Exhibit 4 - Program Application and Guidelines
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION



DATE: 05/03/2023

TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

FROM: Public Works Department

SUBJECT:
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CANVAS ON THE CURB ARTWORK RECOMMENDATIONS

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
This staff report asks the City Council to review and approve the final artwork selections for the Canvas on the Curb Program.

RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Recommended action
That the City Council approve artwork for the Canvas on the Curb Program and the location of the first box to be wrapped.

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BACKGROUND & HISTORY:
On January 12, 2022, the City Council was presented with information on program options to transform existing utility cabinets into displays of public art. The presentation included information gathered from programs at eight (8) different public agencies, pros and cons for various options on how to administer the program, and requested direction on proceeding with a pilot program for the City of Corona. City Council provided feedback to staff which was utilized to design a kick-off program. On June 8, 2022, City Council received the proposed Utility Box Art Program information, provided direction for the City to fund the wrapping of the first box to kick-off the program, and approved proceeding with the project.[DF1]

The project was renamed the "Canvas on the Curb" program, and it seeks to beautify seven (7) existing City-owned traffic signal cabinets with vinyl wrap using local artists. All areas of the City, except Downtown, were eligible for the program totaling 144 possible artwork locations. The City agreed to fund 50% of the program costs for the first year. Program materials and guidelines were developed and are included as attachments to this staff report. Subsequently, a call for artists was announced on social media on September 15, 2022. Staff also reached out directly to the Corona Art Association and high school art and graphics art teachers at Corona, Centennial, and Santiago High Schools.

ANALYSIS:
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