2022 Traffic Signal Control Cabinet – Art Wrap Program / Calls & Submissions

April 18, 2022

Organization Name: City of Kent Arts Commission

Organization Location: Kent, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


The City of Kent Arts Commission, in partnership with the Public Works Department, seeks artists to design artwork to cover traffic signal controller cabinets. The selected artists will create artwork for cabinets in various locations throughout Kent. This cross departmental partnership is intended to curb graffiti and create a visually dynamic and interesting environment in Kent by incorporating artwork on city traffic controller cabinets. Artwork will be fabricated onto vinyl wraps and installed on nine selected cabinets.

This call is open to professional and emerging visual artists residing in Washington State, and working in any medium, so long as the final artwork can be translated and digitally reproduced on a two-dimensional vinyl wrap. Nine artists will be chosen from the pool of applicants to create one design each that wraps the four sides of a cabinet.

The artists will each create a design based on traffic controller cabinet specifications and locations to be provided. We are looking for artwork that provides color and vibrancy. Designs that are representative of some element(s) of the Kent community are encouraged.
Artists will provide fabrication-ready designs; Kent Arts Commission/City of Kent will coordinate and cover the cost of fabrication and installation.

Each of the selected artists will receive an artistic fee of $1,000 inclusive of design, research, travel, and applicable WA sales/use tax.


Selection panel: late April 2022
Artists notified: Approximately May 6, 2022
Artists create work: May-June 2022
Artists present proposals to Kent Arts Commission: July 13, 2022
Artists submit final work for delivery to fabricator: August 1, 2022
Fabrication/installation: August-September 2022 (projected/weather dependent)


Opportunity Website

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