Call for Artists: Designs for Prince George’s County Traffic Box Art Wrap Project

By East City Art Editorial Team on December 8, 2016

Deadline: Mon, January 30 2017

Photo courtesy of Hyattsville CDC.
Photo courtesy of Hyattsville CDC.


Deadline: Monday, January 30, 2017 by 4pm


The Prince George’s County Traffic Box Art Wrap project, coordinated by the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (Hyattsville CDC), funded by The Prince George’s County Executive’s Community Partnership Grant, with the support of Prince George’s Department of Public Works and Transportation (PGDPW&T), is announcing a Call for Artists.  Hyattsville CDC seeks five (5) designs for reproduction on vinyl wraps to cover 11 traffic boxes, at pre-determined sites within Prince George’s County. Traffic signal cabinets – the grey metal structures located at every signalized intersection – are vulnerable to graffiti and vandalism.  This project will utilize a public art application to address community blight and enhance the visual landscape, focusing on boxes located in the county’s T.N.I (Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative) communities.

This call is open to all artists, graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers who currently live or work within Prince George’s County.  Submitted designs must be original artwork and can be created in any medium, so long as it can be represented in, and is submitted as, a high-resolution digital image without loss of integrity or quality.

Following a jurying process, selected designs will be printed as vinyl wraps and installed by a vinyl wrap contractor.  Wraps may be removed at any time at the discretion of the Hyattsville CDC or PGDPW&T, but are intended to remain on display for two-three years.

Each of the 5 artists/artist teams offering the 5 selected designs will be awarded a $500 honorarium for their design and the unlimited, licensed use of that design for program purposes. Fabrication and installation of wraps is not part of the artist’s work.

Learn More at HyCDC.Org