A program of the Downtown Dayton Partnership, with support from The Contemporary Dayton
Sponsored by CareSource, PNC, and the City of Dayton
The Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP) and The Contemporary Dayton (The Co) have teamed together to enliven downtown streetscapes with ArtWraps, a new project to “wrap” utility boxes with original designs by local artists of all ages.
ArtWraps takes commonplace objects, such as the "ugly" utility boxes on downtown streets, and transforms them into pieces of art by wrapping them with artistic designs printed on vinyl wraps.
The program debuted in 2022 with the first phase of ArtWraps, consisting of 15 utility boxes throughout downtown. See the map below for locations. These first 15 were chosen from more than 100 entries submitted by people of all kinds from the Dayton area.
ArtWraps is an extension of the DDP’s Urban Art Intersections program, which seeks to use public art to enliven downtown and connect artists with the community while engaging downtown Dayton to residents, workers and visitors, and the first 2022 project from Place Lab, the DDP's approach to prioritizing and implementing placemaking projects, making downtown locations more vibrant, inclusive, engaging and connected.