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The Utility Box Art Project is taking ordinary objects of urban infrastructure and transforming them into canvases for local artwork. These vibrant pieces incorporate art into the downtown landscape, create visual interest, and support local artists as the Fond du Lac arts scene continue to grow. Weather permitting, we anticipate an additional three art installations in 2018.

Special thanks to the Fond du Lac Area Foundation for providing the funding to bring art to downtown.

A “Call for Artists” will be issued this winter for next year’s installations. We look forward to seeing more works from the exceptionally talented Fond du Lac area artists.

Utility Box Artwork Locations

Intersection or Landmark Title and Artist
Marr & 2nd Lakeside Park Flower Beds by Barb Zahn
Marr & 1st Fondy's Music Scene by Ray Fehrenbach
Marr & Division Historic, Iconic Fond du Lac by Stephanie McGuire
Main & Merrill Sailboats by Ray Fehrenbach
Main & Division Transfiguration by James Floyd
Division at Chase Bank Cat Box by Samantha Nelson
Macy & Division My Watercolor Palette by Mary Millin
Hamilton Park Lakeside Delight by Christine Lehto
Main & Forest The Power of Wind, Water and Light by Alice Tzakais
Main & 1st Nosy Neighbor (West Side) & Milk Bath (East Side) by Sarah Newton
Main & 2nd Dog Days of Summer (West Side) & Coco Cow-nel (East Side) by Sarah Newton
Main between 2nd & 3rd Winnebago: Above and Below by Pat Reiher
Main and Western Lakeside Park by Casey French
Macy & 2nd First & Main by Laura Steinmetz
Macy & 1st Fish of Lake Winnebago by Claire Zankle

Click the links to jump down the page to your favorite piece or use our interactive Google map to explore!

Marr and 2nd Utility Box

Lakeside Park Flower Beds

Artist: Barb Zahn of Fond du Lac

Located at the corner of Marr and 2nd Streets

"My inspiration for this piece of artwork was Lakeside Park. The beautiful flower beds that are planted near the lighthouse and throughout the park inspire me. In the upper area I have placed blue waves which remind view of Lake Winnebago."


 

Marr and 1st Utility Box

Fondy's Music Scene

Artist: Raymond Fehrenbach of Oshkosh

Located at the corner of Marr and 1st Streets

"[My artwork was inspired by] Fondy's music scene & night life & the people that support the arts!"


 

Marr and Division Utility Box

Historic, Iconic Fond du Lac

Artist: Stephanie McGuire of Fond du Lac

Located the corner of Marr and Division Streets

A version of this piece is available for purchase at Gallery & Frame Shop.


 

Main and Merrill Utility Box

Sailboats

Artist: Raymond Fehrenbach of Oshkosh

Located at the corner of Main Street and Merrill Avenue

"[My inspiration was] celebrating Fondy's relationship with water/boating & sports."


 

Main and Division Utility Box

Transfiguration

Artist: James Floyd of Fond du Lac

Located at the corner of Main and Division Street

"Transfiguration is about mankind's search for enlightenment, refining our minds and bodies, and moving forward with positive actions."


 

Division at Chase Bank Utility Box

Cat Box

Artist: Samantha Nelson of Fond du Lac

Located on Division at Chase Bank

"Everyone loves cats and they're always popular in illustrative imagery because they are playful and cute... [this box is] a 3D cat experience!"


 

Macy and Division Utility Box

My Watercolor Palette

Artist: Mary Millin of Fond du Lac

Located at the corner of Macy and Division Streets

"My Inspiration is the world around me in Fond du Lac."


 

Hamilton Park Utility Box

Lakeside Delight

Artist: Christine Lehto of Rosendale

Located in Hamilton Park

"I love visiting Lakeside Park and going to the lighthouse on a sunny day. It is also fun to sit in the park by the lake and watch the pelicans. I wanted to include subjects that I enjoy the most at Lakeside Park."


 

Main and Forest Utility Box

The Power of Water, Wind and Light

Artist: Alice Tzakais of Fond du Lac

Located at the intersection of Forest and Main Streets

"This painting illustrates the power of water, wind and light. It expresses the beauty of Lake Winnebago without realistcially portraying every element. The focus on figurative objects and joyful adventures on the water is expressed with playful color combinations and patterns."


 

Main and 1st Utility Box

Milk Bath (East Side) and Nosy Neighbor (West Side)

Artist: Sarah Newton of Fond du Lac

Located at the corner of Main and 1st Streets

"I moved to Wisconsin from the East Coast and have discovered a whole new world of gorgeous, sprawling farms and awesomely quirky animals. I love to paint farm animals (mostly cows). I love their personalities and their variations in colors. Art can evoke so many emotions, but my favorite to try and capture is joy and humor. Humor in art is accessible to a wide range of people and age groups. It levels playing fields and hopefully brings in new people to experience art."


 

Main and 2nd

Coco Cow-nel (East Side) and Dog Days of Summer (West Side)

Artist: Sarah Newton of Fond du Lac

Located at the corner of Main and 2nd Streets

"The Corgi submission is inspired by our dog-friendly Farmers Market! I could see bunches of pups enjoying ice cream in the sun downtown."


 

Main between 2nd and 3rd Utility Box

Winnebago: Above and Below

Artist: Pat Reiher of Fond du Lac

Located on Main between 2nd and 3rd Streets

Living on Lake Winnebago, I have had the joy of witnessing and participating in many of the activities it provides! I love the lake, water, and all it gives to us above and below its surfaces!"


 

Main and Western Utility Box

Lakeside Park

Artist: Casey French of Fond du Lac

Located at the corner of Main and Western

Fond du Lac's "iconic lighthouse at night."


 

Macy and 2nd Utility Box

First & Main

Artist: Laura Steinmetz of Mayville

Located at the corner of Macy and 2nd Streets

"[I was inspired during] Small Business Saturday outside of Gallery & Frame; Julie [Balson, owner of Gallery & Frame Shop,] and I decided it was time I tried buildings."


 

Macy and 1st Utility Box

Fish of Lake Winnebago

Artist: Claire Zankle of Milwaukee

Located at the corner of Macy and 1st Streets

"Here is an illustration of five different fishes found in Lake Winnebago. I grew up in Fond du Lac and I have many fond memories of the Fond du Lac county scenery and wildlife being formative for myself as a naturalist and artist. As an illustrator, I employ bright colors, bold lines, and hatching to push characteristic and eclectic representation of animals."


 

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