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Melrose School Students Win Opportunity to Paint with Renowned Street Artist

Artist Justin Bua with students from Melrose Math, Science and Technology Magnet School and their street art project.

Street art seems to be all the rage these days…but while “rage” is sometimes the operative word, there’s also a lot of fun in many projects.  For example, we’ve been noticing a number of fancifully-painted electronic utility cabinets around the area, which turn these functional but drab boxes into something a  lot more decorative.

Los Angeles City Hall adorns a utility cabinet at the SW corner of Western and Wilshire.
Decorative utility cabinet featuring local architecture at the SW corner of Western and Wilshire.


A tribute to the late Michael Jackson on a cabinet on Olympic Blvd, just east of Sycamore Ave. near Wilshire Crest Elementary School.

Last week, students at Melrose Math, Science and Technology Magnet got in on the fun, after the school held a contest sponsored by the Melrose Business Improvement District, in which students submitted their drawings for an opportunity to paint a utility box at Melrose Ave. and Detroit St., near the school, with noted street artist Justin Bua.  Bua judged the contest and selected two students for the project, which took place last Thursday.  Other students joined in to help with the painting and created their own chalk designs on adjacent sidewalks.  (Melrose photos courtesy of Kim Sudhalter, Urban Legend PR)

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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