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City of Fort Collins Transformer Cabinet Mural Program’s 400th Mural!

Released on Thursday, May 25, 2023

Contact Information

  • Libby Colbert, Art in Public Places Project Manager, ,
  • Liz Good, Visual Arts Coordinator, 970-416-2646,


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    A sketch of Terry McNerney's 400th Transformer Cabinet Mural concept. Copyright: Terry McNerney.


The City’s 400th Transformer Cabinet Mural will be painted as part of the City of Fort Collins OPEN STREETS on June 4, 2023.

The City of Fort Collins Transformer Cabinet Mural Project was started in 2004 as a collaboration between the City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program and Utilities Light and Power. Serving as a graffiti abatement program, the murals help lower maintenance costs while adding bright colorful art in unexpected places. The program also helps keep the investment local by utilizing local artists and non-profit groups to paint the cabinets.

Sixteen artists will paint 18 utility transformer cabinets this year as part of the 2023 Transformer Cabinet Mural Project. The project brings original artwork by local artists to the City and it has been replicated in many cities across the state and country.

This year, local artist Terry McNerney will paint the program’s 400th cabinet mural. This is McNerney’s fifth cabinet mural to date and his design celebrates the Program’s milestone with whimsical characters in a colorful, birthday party atmosphere. He will be painting the cabinet at 3754 Landings Drive during the City’s Open Streets event on June 4th from 10:00-3:00. He will continue painting at the site after the event until the mural is complete. Please stop by to meet the artist and see art in action!

2023 Artists:

Chris Bates, Ren Burke, Tyler Boeyink, CM Canino, Chelsea Ermer, Chelsea Gilmore, Terry McNerney, Noelle Miller, Dominique Montano, Joe Myers, Allie Ogg, Allison Ramirez, Larry Tucci, Shawna Turner, Aerica Raven Van Dorn, and Kristen Vohs.

Visit the APP website at to view 2023 mural concepts, progress images, and maps of mural locations as the painting season develops.

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