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Posted on: April 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Call for Artists: Traffic Signal Control Box Wraps

What: Seeking artwork for traffic signal control box wraps

Deadline: 5 p.m. — May 16, 2022

Compensation: $250 for each selected design

General Information 

In 2015, the City of Issaquah Arts Commission began a traffic utility box wrap program as part of its public art program – adding unique opportunities for public art in the streetscape. Traffic signal boxes were wrapped by TrafficWrapz, using original artwork by local artists. More wraps were added each year, and the collection now totals more than 80 wrapped boxes at 35 locations throughout the city.

The Arts Commission now is seeking artwork to wrap additional utility cabinets in Summer 2022. 

Scope of Work and Compensation 

The selected artists will receive $250 for a one-time, specific use of their artwork. 

Use of existing artwork is encouraged (rather than creating something specifically for this opportunity). 

Artwork must not contain graphic depictions of violence, sexually explicit imagery and/or nudity. Artwork must not contain advertising, branding, or commercial images. Artwork must not include large areas of black or extremely dark colors to avoid overheating of the cabinet. Artists should own all rights to images and content used in the artwork. 

The artist is not responsible for wrap design, fabrication or installation. 

Wraps will be installed in 2022 and may be removed at any time at the discretion of the City. The estimated life of the wrap is approximately 7 years.

To Apply

Submit the following materials via email to Amy Dukes, no later than 5 p.m. on May 16, 2022:

  • Artist contact information and description of artwork(s).
  • Electronic file of artwork(s) – Please send in a size and format that is appropriate for emailing. If the artwork is selected, a higher resolution file will be requested at a later date.


  • May 16, 2022 – Deadline for responses to call for art 
  • June/July 2022 – Panel review of submissions; art selection; notification to artist. 
  • Late Summer 2022 – art installation


All applicants will receive notification upon application submittal and once artworks have been selected. 

Questions? Comments? Need Help? 

Please feel free to contact us. 

Amy Dukes, City of Issaquah Arts Program by email or 425-837-3024.

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