🖌The City of Long Beach has a huge and wonderful collection of public art. One such display are the Traffic Signal Box Art installations. The boxes are utilitarian and normally gray or a bland green color. The ones that have received an artist’s inspiration have been transformed and bring a sense of community to the neighborhood. The signal boxes are located all around the city and each one has its own unique style. The boxes were created by different artists and commissioned by varying patrons. 🧡💛💚💙💜 Because not all of the installations were sponsored by the city, I couldn’t find one location to view all of them (I’m going to try and remedy that). Below is only a very small sampling of the bigger work.
Renowned Long Beach local artist Jose Loza painted ‘Pacific Electric’ a utility box located on the corner of Pacific Ave and Ocean Blvd. The painting references a major historical train line that was active from 1902 and lasted until 1961. The train traveled from Long Beach to Los Angeles and was a major urban railway for local commuters. (Located at the corner of Pacific Avenue and Ocean Boulevard)
Long Beach local artist Jose Loza painted this utility box located on the corner of Long Beach blvd and 10th st. The box painting reflects our bike friendly city as a main vehicle of transportation for many locals. (Located on the corner of Long Beach Boulevard and 10th Street)
Local Long Beach Artist Jose Loza painted this utility box located on Lime Ave & 7th st. The painted box depicts the Pisces astrology sign. The twelfth sign of the zodiac. (Located on the corner of Lime Avenue and 7th Street)
Renowned Long Beach local artist Jose Loza painted ‘Flora & Fauna’ a utility box located on Pine Ave and 8th st. The box depicts the
natural world and offers a unique window to the viewer that takes them out of their urban environment when they are immersed in the art work. (Located at the corner of Pine Avenue and 8th Street)
Afternoon’ a utility box located on the corner of Pine and 8th st. Known for creating large scale realistic portraits, He draws inspiration from the daily happenings in his environment. for Loza Life imitates art. (Located at the corner of Pine Avenue and 8th Street)