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2021 Transformer Cabinet Mural Project is Underway

Released on Friday, September 24, 2021
Contact Information
  • Ellen Martin, Visual Arts Administrator, 970-416-2789,, Website: Website
  • Chelsea Ermer paints her 2021 Transformer Cabinet Mural behind 234 Linden St.
  • Joe Motive paints his 2021 Transformer Cabinet Mural behind 2401 S. College Ave.

Twenty-three artists will be painting a total of 35 utility transformer cabinets this year as part of the 2021 Transformer Cabinet Mural Project. The project started in 2006 as a collaborative effort between The City of Fort Collins Utilities Light and Power and the Art in Public Places Program to help mitigate graffiti on transformer cabinets and bring art into the community.

The project has lowered maintenance costs of repainting graffitied cabinets and brings original artwork by local artists to the city. It has been replicated in many cities across the state and country.

At the end of this season there will be 383 painted cabinets in the City’s collection. Artists are currently painting, and murals are already at different stages of completion.

The 2021 Artists Include:

Chris Bates, Jessica Bean, Ren Burke, Tyler Boeyink, CM Canino, Amelia Caruso, Alison Dickson, Chelsea Ermer, Chelsea Gilmore, Al Haeger, Jennifer Ivanovic, Faith Johnson, Julie Kitzes, Noelle Miller, Dominique Montano, Joe Motive, Werner Schreiber, Willow Sedam, Larry Tucci, Shawna Turner, Kristen Vohs, and Gale Whitman.

Visit the APP website at to view 2021 mural concepts, progress images, and maps of mural locations.

For additional information about the City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places program, visit