2023 Utility Box Artists
The artwork of Adaleyd DeLeon and Kristen Kong were approved on July 24, 2023 as the finalists of 2023 Utility Box Public Art Program.
"A Light Shining Home" located at Elm St./Key Blvd./Hill St.
|Adaleyd DeLeon is a visual artist based in El Cerrito. They attended Oakland School for the Arts through middle and high school and are currently attending San Francisco State University while pursuing their BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts). Adaleyd works in many mediums, including but not limited to painting, sculpture and digital art. They work as a freelance artist and in the past have partnered with companies like Beez Human co. as a graphic designer. Their artistic portfolio can be found on Instagram @newt.kazoot and https://adaleyddeleon.wixsite.com/my-site-1.|
"The Musical Culture of El Cerrito" located at Liberty St./Fairmount Ave.
As a muralist, Kristen Kong strives to transform spaces into vibrant, captivating works of art that inspire and connect with viewers on an intuitive level. With a passion for storytelling and a keen eye for detail, Kristen brings larger-than-life murals to the public to celebrate and and inspire social change through visual narratives.
Drawing inspiration from the beauty of nature, diverse cultures, and the human experience, Kristen's artistic vision is driven by a desire to create visually arresting pieces that evoke emotions and provoke meaningful conversations. Her artwork is a celebration of the rich tapestry of life, weaving together bright colors, knowledge and sometimes humor to create immersive environments that transport viewers to new realms of creativity and contemplation.
Her art reminds us of our shared experiences and the boundless potential for growth and connection. Through her artistry, Kristen strives to leave viewers with a lasting impact, not just murals, with feelings of inspiration and empowerment Visit kristenkong.com and Instagram @kristen_kong_illustration to see her work.