Call to Artists

Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising


The City of Malibu Cultural Arts Commission will exhibit artwork as part of the Malibu City Hall Exhibition related to the Woolsey Fire.  Radical Beauty, Malibu Rising is a collaborative community exhibit which will feature photography, paint, drawing, free standing art, short films and written work.

The exhibit will be displayed from May 23 through August 2019.  The free Opening Reception will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 PM at Malibu City Hall (23825 Stuart Ranch Road). Admission is complimentary. 

Outside the Box - Art Utility Box Program 

Webb Way Traffic Signal Transformer Box
The City of Malibu is looking for talented artists to bring his or her vision and craft to the City’s utility boxes.  Featured artists will design original art to cover either a traffic signal or a wastewater treatment box in the Civic Center area of Malibu.  By creatively transforming a typically mundane structure into a work of art, the painted utility boxes will broaden each viewer’s understanding of the Malibu culture or environment while spotlighting local art. The power in this art lies in its ability to intrigue, stir emotion and inspire.

The selected artist will be paid $250 for supplies at the beginning of the project and $1,000 at the completion of the project for their original art per utility box.  This budget will cover all of the artist’s costs including artwork, supplies, installation, and touch-ups if needed for two years.  The project is open to artists in the region encompassing Malibu and the surrounding area.

Please review the project guidelines prior to submitting an application or download the complete project guidelines and application through the City's website. 

Submit an online application or hard-copy application with supporting documents by Friday, May 17, 2019.