How did a white unicorn make it’s way to the corner of Hyperion Avenue and Griffith Park Boulevard? You can thank a group of artists who are turning some utilitarian electrical boxes across Silver Lake into canvases for some eye-catching and whimsical works of art. With funding from the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council and donations from local businesses, eight artists and one youth group began painting the boxes last weekend and are scheduled to finish this coming Sunday.
“The objective of the project is to beautify the neighborhood, decorate public space, and showcase local community and artists,” according to a statement distributed by Amy Clarke, co-chair of the council’s Arts & Culture Committee.
The Silver Lake Electrical Box Art Project began in 2011, with the program focusing on boxes primarily on Sunset Boulevard. This year, boxes will be painted near Melrose Avenue and Hoover Street, Rowena and Hyperion avenues, and Silver Lake and Glendale Boulevard.
Photos of the completed boxes will be posted on the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Facebook page.