Keep Casper Beautiful and the Casper Artists’ Guild will be adding new art to Casper are calling for artists for a public art project in Casper. The project will apply original artwork to five traffic signal cabinets on Second Street. This is an ongoing project, with five wrapped cabinets added last year for a total of nine so far.

The signal cabinets are found on many street corners around the city. "These large structures stand about five feet high and four feet wide, but they are made of steel, so they tend to blend in to the cityscape. Artwork will be applied to all four sides of these cabinets, effectively transforming them from bland metal boxes into large pieces of permanent installation art." according to a release from the City Of Casper.

The art for the next five signal cabinets is being will be determined through an art contest.

  • Artists are being asked to submit original works of art and are not restricted to a theme, although the call suggests the themes of “rebirth,” “western,” “landscape,” “abstract,” and “photography”.
  • Works can be drawings, photographs, manipulated photographs, or any work that can be printed digitally.
  • The contest is open to any artist who resides or goes to school in Natrona County.
  • One traffic box is reserved for a work of a youth artist in grades six through twelve. Interested youth should write their grade next to their name on their submission form.

Submissions will be accepted at ART 321 until Friday, March 30th, 2018. A panel of judges will select four works to adorn the cabinets. The fifth work will be chosen by public vote during the Art Walk on Thursday, April 6th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Winning artists will be paid a $200 fee for their work. You can find the details at the Art321 website.

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