The City of Nampa has a strict graffiti ordinance. The ordinance requires removal of graffiti within 15 days of receipt of the notice. Property owners are responsible for taking measures to prevent graffiti and for graffiti removal. Graffiti is a crime and it adds blight to the City of Nampa. Please help eliminate graffiti in our community.
"Paint the Box" Utility Art Box Program
"Paint the Box" is a public art program of creating art on traffic signalboxes throughout the City of Nampa. The goal of the project is to decrease the instances of graffiti and vandal on these surfaces while making them colorful works of art. Once addressed by artists, the utility box art projects have proven to be very resistant to graffiti and vandalism and contribute significantly to the vitality and attracetiveness of the streetscape.
Beyond adding to Nampa's spirit of creativity, community and innovation, these boxes are meant to beautify, inspire, and promote recognition and celebration of local artists, art students, and those of all ages interested in growing thir creativity.
This project is being implemented by the City's Economic Development Department, Code Compliance Division. Funding is provided through donations from local artists, businesses, organizations, and local residents, along with grant awards from the Idaho Commission of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Community Development Block Grants.
If you are interested in being a part of this program, please email us or call (208) 468-5473.