Communities near two selected intersections can help transform signal traffic cabinets into community-inspired artwork.
The Austin Transportation Department has begun a community input process to bring civic art to two traffic signal cabinets as part of its Artbox Program. The program treats signal control boxes at intersections as blank canvases for local artists to create works of civic art.
The two proposed installations will be at the following intersections:
- East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Chicon Street
- South Pleasant Valley Drive and South Lakeshore Boulevard.
A community input process is currently open in which people from the areas surrounding these intersections can vote on the local Austin artist whose work best represents their community identity. Community members can fill out a survey, which is being promoted via online and in-person opportunities through Jan. 3, 2020. Communities near the selected locations can request more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 512-974-9702.
Earlier in 2019, Austin Transportation and UP Art Studio engaged with communities to complete four artboxes in the program’s first phase.
“These Artbox installations will build on the success of the first phase of the program we completed, and we are excited to continue bringing community-inspired art to Austin streets,” said Christina Willingham, Austin Transportation’s Smart Mobility Division Manager.