Artist Joshua Callaghan installed landscape prints on Town Plaza’s utility boxes in 2004, conceiving them as a continuation of Culver City’s urban fabric. This optical illusion is meant to make the viewer an active participant in the art installation (CulverCity.org, n.d.). Did you know there are actually nine of these vinyl-wrapped utility boxes in and around Town Plaza?
The Almost Invisible Boxes were part of a broader effort to reimagine Town Plaza as an active pedestrian mall. The historic Culver Hotel and Pacific Theaters were also renovated as part of the redevelopment project, and Douglas Olmsted Freeman installed his delightful Lion’s Fountain.
For additional information on Town Plaza’s history and its public art installations, please visit the city’s online public art catalogue.
Also, for more fun facts about the Culver Hotel, visit our landmark site or the hotel’s history page.
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