Downtown Billings looking for more traffic signal artists

2014-07-17T14:41:00Z 2014-07-17T16:32:04Z Downtown Billings looking for more traffic signal artistsGazette Staff The Billings Gazette

The Downtown Billings Alliance and the Public Art Committee is looking for more artists.

The Traffic Signal Box Project, where downtown signal boxes are wrapped in art, is continuing with a goal of wrapping six boxes a year.

Six artists were selected for this pilot program in 2013 with a goal of reducing graffiti and creating more public art.

The first six wraps are nearly finished, with completed boxes under Skypoint, in front of US Bank on 28th and 3rd, and in front of the Big Sky Imaginarium on 29th and 3rd.

The City of Billings and the Downtown Billings Alliance are providing funding to make this an ongoing program that will produce six traffic signal box wraps a year.

Artists may submit 2-dimensional work of any medium and the selected art will be digitally transferred to a special vinyl overlay that will be professionally wrapped around the traffic signal box. All submissions will be reviewed by a selection panel comprised of local artists, gallery owners, business owners, and members of the Billings Cultural Partners. The vinyl wrap is weather resistant, anti-graffiti in function, and is resistant to spray paint, markers, and the damage of adhesives.

The Public Art Committee is working on several other urban enrichment projects including support for the mural project which began recently on July 4th in the alley on North 29th St. near Limber Tree Yoga Studio.

For more information, contact Natasha at natashap@downtownbillings.com.

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