Allied Arts Council now accepting applications for the 2013 Traffic Box Project

ST. JOSEPH, MO- The City of St. Joseph and the Allied Arts Council invite artists to apply for the second traffic box public art project. The goal is to create and paint art on traffic signal boxes in the downtown area and turn St. Joseph street corners into miniature art galleries.

The Council and the City hope to decrease graffiti on traffic signal boxes, while making them artful objects. With the 2013 traffic box location, 4th & Felix, the Council hopes to grab the eyes of visitors and those attending events at the Civic Arena.

“We’ve had so many people stop by our first traffic box location and admire the transformation of a plain traffic box into a piece of art. We hope that the same is true at this year’s location,” said Teresa Fankhauser, Executive Director, Allied Arts Council.

Interested artists should visit the Council’s website, www.stjoearts.org for an application. Artists need to send in a resume, reference contact information, a template for each submitted design (if more than one), and an artist statement for each design, postmarked by October 1, 2013 to the Allied Arts Council office. The chosen artist will receive an honorarium of $1,500.

For more information visit the Allied Arts Council’s website, www.stjoearts.org, or contact Teresa Fankhauser at teresa.fankhauser@stjoearts.org, or 816-233-0231.

The Allied Arts Council was organized in 1963 to provide service to St. Joseph area arts organizations, artists, and the general public. The Council has since grown into a federation of sixteen arts agencies and now produces community arts programs, raises funds, promotes public awareness, and provides service and support to its member agencies. The Allied Arts Council seeks to make St. Joseph a better place to live through the arts, and its mission is to provide leadership and support for the arts and to its member organizations.

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