As part of the Art in Public Places Program, the city works with local artists, schools, and non-profits in transforming industrial-blah-green utility cabinets into mini-murals. One of the benefits is the reduction of graffiti on these otherwise blank canvases. But the biggest benefit, in my humble opinion, is having something fun to look at in areas that don't normally lend themselves to visual arts, such as alleys, parking lots, and busy intersections. Some are abstract, some are realistic, many are whimsical. All are colorful and make me smile.