City officials gather with members of the chamber and art community as PSE unveils an installation as part of its “ARTility” project at Federal Way Town Square on Jan. 23. Photo courtesy of the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce

City officials gather with members of the chamber and art community as PSE unveils an installation as part of its “ARTility” project at Federal Way Town Square on Jan. 23. Photo courtesy of the Greater Federal Way Chamber of Commerce

PSE teams up with Seattle artist to unveil new artwork in Federal Way

Artwork part of PSE’s project to save customers money by reducing graffiti clean-up costs.

Puget Sound Energy‘s transformer box near the Federal Way Town Square has taken on a new look.

As part of PSE’s “ARTility” project, artwork was installed at the transformer located at 31600 Pete von Reichbauer Way South in Federal Way. “ARTility” is a beautification project aimed at saving customers money by reducing or eliminating graffiti clean-up costs.

“This transformer has been tagged with graffiti in the past, and our hope is that having this beautiful art displayed on the box will prevent that type of activity in the future,” said Leslie Myers, PSE outreach manager, in a press release. “It’s wonderful to highlight our renewable efforts in this art piece as we focus on reducing our carbon footprint 50 percent by 2040.”

Artist Angelina Villalobos (known as OneSevenNine) is a Seattle artist who was recommend by other artists. She was selected given her connection to youth in education, along with her unique style of cultural integration into her art.

“I’m so proud to be a part of Puget Sound Energy’s extensive program dedicated to bringing art to public spaces. Often times we overlook everyday objects as blank spaces, not realizing they are actually blank canvases,” said Villalobos in the release. “I find when you allow art into these spaces you invoke a thoughtfulness the public appreciates. Attention to artistic details really makes a community feel unique because they truly are!”

The art was installed in Federal Way in November.

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