Since 2005, the PLA has transformed ugly transformer boxes into works of art with the help of talented artists. Many thanks to the many artists from the Point Loma Artists Association who have lent their artistry to the project. We’ve also had help from Arts: A Reason to Survive, Point Loma High School artists, and other talented folks, including:
Point Loma High School art students
Bill Maddox and Linda Shapiro
In 2013, Betty Allman and her committee decided to try a “wrap.” Artist and photographer Lee Sie has “wrapped” five boxes with beautiful images.
We thank Urban Corps, who recently cleaned 14 boxes! The boxes require a good scrub-down and reapplication of a UV protectant every few years.
With paint, materials, and artist stipend ($200), each box costs approximately $400. We use specialized water-based metal paints, which can cost $20 a can! The UV protectant runs about $80-100 per gallon.
The project has brought together high school students and elementary students, and other civic organizations. Along Catalina and Talbot, look for boxes highlighting Point Loma Optimists, Point Loma Association, Ocean Beach Kiwanis, Point Loma Lions Club, Point Loma Rotary, and The Thursday Club.
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Your contributions help us do our work to beautify Point Loma
Your time is valuable! Volunteering with the PLA is appreciated.