During my walk in La Mesa last weekend I spotted a girl strolling with numerous dogs down the sidewalk!
Happy dogs of every type were walking with her past Village Antiques, as a curious cat watched from the shop window. And all of this was happening at the corner of La Mesa Boulevard and University Avenue . . . on a painted utility box!
I saw that this fun but somewhat faded street art was created by Margo Parks and Yvonne Rose.
As I tried to do a little research about the artists, I made a big discovery. This street art is part of a larger La Mesa beautification project called the Walking Art Trail.
The Walking Art Trail was created by the La Mesa Arts Alliance (LMAA) in partnership with the community. Local artists painted a variety of utility boxes around La Mesa, and a brochure which you can see here shows the locations of each colorful box!
Back in 2017 I photographed a number of these painted boxes without realizing they were all part of a larger project. You can see my photographs here.
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