Inspiration for this #Utilistories box stemmed from local stories and the art of Sunnyside resident Karen Teskey, who utilizes her 1973 Pontiac Strato Cheif car as a platform for public art in Sunnyside.

Artist: Helen Young   
Writer: Nikki Sheppy
Location: 407 10 St NW 
(front sidewalk of St. John’s Building condos)

#Utilistories Project

Kensington helped develop the Utility Box Public Art Program with the City of Calgary in 2017. We have several artist-painted boxes in Kensington focusing on the stories and history of the surrounding neighbourhoods of Hillhurst and Sunnyside.

This City of Calgary program used money for regular life-cycle maintenance of City assets in a creative way: street-level artworks are created on City utility boxes by local artists.

Find more about the #utilistories on Instagram here.

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