The City of Laurel’s CURBSIDE CANVAS PROJECT: Traffic Signal Box Public Art

Posted on: May 7, 2021

The City of Laurel, in partnership with the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art and the Laurel Arts League, invites local artists to display their talent and tell the story of Laurel by transforming plain traffic control boxes into bold works of art! The goals of this initiative are to brighten city streetscapes, enhance community pride and create new, paid opportunities for local artists. Artists age 18 and over who work or live in the Laurel area are invited to submit applications. There is no fee to apply. CLICK HERE for the Application Materials. Deadline for submission is June 4 at noon.

A committee comprised of members from the LRMA Museum Council, Laurel Arts League, Laurel Main Street, and Laurel Housing Authority will carefully review entries and select winners based on artistic merit, technical competence, continuous flow/wrap, appeal to both pedestrians and viewers in vehicles and suitability for public display. Additional consideration will be made for artists of color. Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $800 to offset costs associated with artwork production.

Important Dates
● June 4, 2021 – Entry Deadline

Completed applications must be submitted or postmarked by Friday, June 4, 2021 at 12:00PM (CST). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • June 18, 2021 – Letters of Notification

Letters of acceptance or rejection will be emailed to all applicants on Friday, June 18, 2021. Please ensure you submit a valid email with your application.

  • June 21 – July 16 – Artwork Created and Finalized

Selected artists must complete all steps of their TSB project by Friday, July 16, 2021.