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Monday, July 26, 2010

Public Art in Hayward

Today, the 60 Boxes team took a little trip to Hayward to check out their amazing public art. In addition to painted utility boxes, Hayward has several murals painted by local artists. For all of us in Berkeley, it was great to see these examples of "finished products" - they really did brighten up the area and have been hugely successful in reducing graffiti. Here are just some of the utility boxes and murals we saw:

Turtle utility box! So clever.

We loved this mosaic-style fish box!

Nice context with the cranes and the Japanese Restaurant

This is actually not a utility box - it's a drop box for books at the library!

Murals in an alleyway depicting Hayward "back in the day."

Not just a mural but a map of downtown Hayward, too! So cool.

If you get the chance, visit Hayward and see even more great public art! We can only hope that someday our downtown looks as cool as theirs!

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