In the fall of 2019, the City of Arvada’s Arts & Culture Commission (AACC) and the Olde Town Arvada Business Improvement District (BID) requested proposals in an open competition for artists to create artwork on utility boxes throughout Olde Town Arvada. This will be the first phase of the Arvada Box Art Project. The boxes are excellent canvases—often in highly-visible areas—to showcase the historic, cultural, social, and creative values of Arvada.