Urban Infrastructure Art Program

Urban Infrastructure Art Program

This program represents an opportunity for local artists from a variety of creative practices to display their artworks in the public realm and transform otherwise undistinguished elements of public infrastructure. This program is an effective and high impact way to incorporate art into everyday life and contribute to the beautification of the public realm.

Urban Infrastructure Art Program Artist Roster

Artists interested in participating in this program must apply to be included in the Urban Infrastructure Art Program Artist Roster, which is updated biannually. The Roster is a list of artists who are pre-qualified to work with the City's Public Art, Transportation and Engineering and Public Works departments as well as community groups to execute artist infrastructure projects in public spaces.

Artist Roster Application to be announced winter 2024. Email publicart@richmond.ca to subscribe to an e-list serve for updates and information on future artist opportunities.


Artists or artist teams must reside in British Columbia and must have demonstrated experience and skill sets with multiple project stakeholders.

Selection Process

The artists will be chosen for inclusion on the Artist Roster through a one-stage selection process. A five-person selection panel will convene to review all artist packages and recommend up to thirty (30) artists for the Artist Roster. The selection panel will be composed of artists, community representatives and art and design professionals.

2022 Utility Box Art Wraps

This Public Art program partners with the City's Engineering and Transportation service teams as well as other community partners to select locations and artists for utility box art wraps across Richmond. This series of art wraps reflects and celebrates Richmond’s natural heritage and vibrant communities.


Dawn Lo
9180 No.1 Road

This colourful art wrap depicts community activities around West Richmond Community Centre. Dawn Lo is a Richmond-based illustrator who graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She paints, illustrates, silkscreens and enjoys making handmade books. Much of her work is inspired by her childhood, her surroundings and little everyday moments.

Info: Dawn Lo's "Community"


Ronn Martin
No.3 Road and Capstan Way

Martin's subjects vary from landscapes and florals to dreamscapes. There is always something haunting in the work and a sense of being lost or a forgotten memory. Even a flower alone on a dark background has faint images of what might lay ahead. The work can best be described as liminal. Mixing of colour is limited, but instead colours are layered one color over the other to get a more luminous effect. Some images can take up to 30 layers to achieve the right effect.

Info: Ronn Martin's Utility Box Art Wrap

Fields of Richmond

Tara Callaghan
No. 3 Road and McMyn Way

Tara Callaghan is a photographer and designer originally from Chilliwack, BC. A resident of Richmond since 2016, she enjoys the diversity of landscapes within the city. In this art wrap she captures both the colour and depth of rows of red poppies.

Info: Tara Callaghan's Utility Box Art Wrap

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Email publicart@richmond.ca for further information.