Examples of painted power boxes

Colfax BID Call for Artists – 2021 Power Box Art

The Colfax Ave Business Improvement District (BID) is seeking artists to showcase their work to thousands of people that pass our 17 power boxes each day throughout the corridor (yep, we’ve added two new boxes this year!). 

Last year, in the midst of the pandemic, our Colfax Strong pieces brought messages of hope and resilience to the street. This year’s theme is Colfax Comeback. As we welcome everyone back to the street, we want to showcase art that captures the feelings that come with being able to gather together in person again.
 What does Colfax Comeback mean to you? Is it the classic story of an underdog? The ability to hug a loved one without fear? The collective experience of live music? Or maybe just the simple feeling of connectedness or joy. We invite artists to answer these questions through their art. Local artists of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Artists will be paid $200 per utility box. 

NOTE: This project will reproduce original artworks from participating artists. All artwork will be produced as a full vinyl wrap and professionally installed by Harmonic Media.

Please read the full Call for Artists document before applying. Complete the online application by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 28th, 2021.

Contact Michelle at michelle@colfaxave.com or 303.832.2086 ext. 2 with any questions.