“The agricultural community is honored in the painting of all four sides of the utility box. I am grateful and appreciate those involved in this industry.

I hope when people see the images inspired by the local farmers it will remind them to think about who grows our food.  We are so fortunate to live in a geographic area that provides us with such healthy bounty staring with the undeveloped land, the required weather, water and altitude.  

I have respectful reverence for farm animals and their role in our daily diets.  Farmers labor through all seasons to provide the beautiful and delicious fruit and vegetables we enjoy at our dinner table.” – Paula


Auburn Arts Commission Thinks About the Outside of the Box

By: Paul Cambra, Features Editor, Auburn Journal

The Auburn Arts Commission has a lot on its mind these days. The eight-member board that is charged with — among other things — selecting and placing publicly funded visual art, maintaining and protecting existing pieces, promoting and sustaining art awareness in the community and seeking out funding sources to make it all happen, have taken it upon themselves to make Auburn the “arts destination of the foothills.”

Already is, you say? Well maybe those of us who live in Placer County are familiar with the dynamic art scene up here at the crossroads of I-80 and Hwy. 49, but the commission is determined to spread the good word.

“When people pull off I-80 for gas or to get something to eat, we want something there that will have an impact,” said Arts Commission member Kaz Huette. “We want them to say ‘Wow, look at this. There is more here than we thought here, let’s stay and explore Auburn.’”

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