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Artists add color to electrical boxes to beautify and prevent graffiti on the bluffs

Posted at 7:19 AM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 10:19:59-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The scenery at the bluffs can be dreary with the gray from the oil fields down below. But a project focusing specifically on electrical boxes is hoping to change that view.

The Panorama Park Project is led by the Arts Council of Kern with a purpose of beautifying the park and preventing graffiti tagging.

The artists selected were given a cluster of electrical boxes to cover in their chosen art that reflects the California Wildflower Super Bloom.

Taya Marroquin is one of the artists chosen to paint a cluster of electrical boxes and she said her grandmother is her inspiration for this project.

"Something that was old or something that was dull and she would always repurpose it into something," said Marroquin.

An electrical box may be overlooked but that won't last for long. The artists have until the end of September to complete phase II of this project.

Panorama Park is located on Panorama Drive in Northeast Bakersfield.