August 2016 – Twenty vibrant, dynamic and inspiring artworks by high school students have been added to the urban landscape, the result of the 13th Downtown Doors art competition and exhibition.
The artworks are transferred onto vinyl decals and then adhered to service doors and utility boxes in high pedestrian areas of downtown San Jose. In all, 103 doors and boxes are covered downtown by the Downtown Doors program.
The San Jose Downtown Foundation selected the 20 from 152 submissions representing 19 high schools.
A walking map of the art sites and more information can be downloaded from sjdowntown.com/down- town_doors.
A reception for the selected participants and their families was held in June at the San Jose Museum of Art.
Downtown Doors 2016 sponsors include: Applied Materials; Catered Too!; City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs; Councilmembers Magdalena Carrasco, Rose Herrera, Tam Nguyen and Raul Peralez; Donor Circle for the Arts at Silicon Valley Community Foundation; eBay Inc.; Jeppesen; Kimley-Horn and Associates: KQED; Law Offices of Willoughby, Stuart, Bening & Cook; Orchard City Commercial, Inc.; San Jose Downtown Foundation; San Jose Water Company; and Xactly.