1. Artwork will be selected based on the quality of design and must have a two-year life expectancy. Artists should consider aesthetically pleasing themes taking into account the use of color and how the design would relate to the surrounding environment in which they will be placed. Artwork designs should be original and one-of-a-kind.
2. Outside murals are subject to the harshest environmental conditions and thus must be painted with high-quality colorfast paint with proven ability to maintain colorfastness for two years. The artist will be responsible for prepping and painting the utility box. Selection of paints is up to the artist, but each design shall be covered with a clear coat of an environmentally sensitive sealant product similar to Valspar 100% acrylic latex clear protector. Artists are expected to provide manufacturer’s specifications on chosen materials with their proposal. Materials, colors used, and design will be to the approval of the City of Malibu.
3. The City will apply an anti-graffiti clear coat to protect the art upon completion.
4. The art cannot restrict any vents or airflow through the boxes, locks or handles. City maintenance crews must be able to fully access the components inside the box at all times.
5. Size of design is dependent upon the size of the utility box. Artwork may not extend on to the surrounding asphalt roadway, sidewalk, etc.
6. The artist is welcome to sign the piece, but the signature can be no larger than a 3” x 5” area and must be near the bottom of the box.
7. Art installation must be completed during dry weather.
8. Artist must remain on site until the clear protector coat dries.
9. Due to the City’s commitment to the environment, artists must have materials on hand to immediately clean up products if there is a spill, including absorbent materials and cloths. Plan for response and cleanup must be described in the proposal.
10. Artist must plan for disposing of dirty water without dumping it in to the gutter, storm drain or stream. Landscaped areas are acceptable if paint is water based. If paint is oil based, artist must propose an acceptable alternative disposal that does not harm the environment.
11. The City of Malibu has designated the following utility boxes to be painted.
a. Traffic signal box located on Malibu Canyon Road and Civic Center Way.
b. Traffic signal box located on Winter Canyon Road and Civic Center Way.
c. Traffic signal box located on Webb Way and Civic Center Way.
d. Waste Water Treatment Box at Cross Creek Road and Civic Center Way.