Columbia Calls On Artists To Beautify Traffic Boxes

8 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, January 18 2012 Jan 18, 2012 Wednesday, January 18, 2012 3:14:00 PM CST January 18, 2012 in News
By: Jasmine Bailey

COLUMBIA-- Local artist now have the opportunity to add their personal touch to downtown Columbia.

The Office of Cultural Affairs wants local artists to turn plain or vandalized traffic boxes into vibrant public art. The total budget for each traffic box is $2,000.  The artist gets $1,500 plus and addition $500 for materials.

The deadline to apply for the next traffic box Feburary 6th and the only critera is that the artist be a Columbia resident.

The goal of the traffic box project is to decrease the occurance of graffiti in downtown Columbia and so far the director of the program says it's been successful. There are currently four completled traffic boxes downtown. For information on how to apply for the traffic box art project you can visit GoColumbiaMo.com.  

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