Call for Artists: Painted Traffic Signal Boxes in Willmar

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Painted traffic signal box by Laura Blaker, Missoula, MT.

Painted traffic signal box by Laura Blaker, Missoula, MT.

The Willmar Area Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in a public art initiative in the City of Willmar.   The goal is to enhance the appeal of the City by adding works of art to the traffic signal cabinets along First Street. Artists will have the option of either painting directly onto the cabinet or creating a digitally enhanced image which will be transferred to a vinyl wrap and professionally installed.   The committee is looking for proposals which will enhance community pride and the uniqueness of the City.

Artists are asked to submit their resumes and four to six images of their work by August 20, 2015. From this pool of applicants, twelve artists will receive $200 each to submit a detailed drawing and description of what they would put on a cabinet by November 1, 2015. Eight finalists will be paid $1,000 each to complete their cabinets.

Contact the Willmar Area Arts Council at 320-235-8560 or for more information.

This activity is made possible with funds from the Laura Welle Memorial Fund and by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the SW MN Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


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