A city worker installs the first of 10 utility cabinet wraps in the city. This one features a photograph from Laureen Carruthers.

A city worker installs the first of 10 utility cabinet wraps in the city. This one features a photograph from Laureen Carruthers.

Utility cabinets get wrapped with art in Williams Lake

The first of 10 vinyl wraps for city utility cabinets has been installed in Williams Lake.

  • Aug. 3, 2012 8:00 a.m.

The first of 10  vinyl wraps for city utility cabinets has been installed in Williams Lake.

Schickworks Signs and Stitches installed the wrap — which features a Laureen Carruthers photo of an old Chevrolet truck — on the larger of the two cabinets at the corner of Second Avenue and Oliver Street.

The city says the utility cabinet is one of the more complicated ones to wrap, due to the dimensions and tricky box layout.

In the coming weeks the remaining nine wraps will be installed on cabinets around the city, weather permitting.

On June 27 a selection committee, consisting of three city council members and three board members from the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, went though the tough process of selecting 10 photos out of 120.

The photos will be printed on vinyl and wrapped around the remaining nine city-owned utility cabinets within Williams Lake this month.

“It is a priority for the City of Williams Lake to take proactive measures to manage graffiti and beautify our community,” says Mayor Kerry Cook. “Programs such as the cabinet wrap initiative for the city-owned infrastructure is a great start, but we need to work in collaboration with the private sector and other levels of government to implement further successful results in other areas of our community.”

The city says it hopes to continue this project as partnerships arise.

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