Art Call for Missoula County Artists: Traffic Signal Boxes

Osprey Surfing the River , by Amber Bushnell, located at Broadway & Orange

Osprey Surfing the River, by Amber Bushnell, located at Broadway & Orange

This week we released our 2016 Public Art Call for Missoula’s Traffic Signal Box program. Any Missoula County artists may apply, and there is no age requirement. Proposals are due June 3, 2016, and should be delivered to City Hall.

The City of Missoula Public Art Committee invites artists residing in Missoula County to apply for a public art project to create art on traffic signal boxes (TSB) located throughout Missoula. The goal of the project is to use local traffic signal boxes as “canvases,” greatly enhancing Missoula’s visual surroundings. Dimensions of the TSB are generally 56” H x 44” W x 26” D. Art should cover all exposed sides and top of the box. In addition, artists are required to paint the concrete bases in a solid color or colors complimentary to the design. Bases measure approximately 24” H x 44” W x 26” D. Designs should take into consideration that TSB will be visible for short glimpses by passing vehicles and some will have more pedestrian traffic than others.

This year, the committee acquired funding to commission FIVE artists/artist groups to create art on FIVE local traffic signal boxes. The locations include:

1. Reserve St. and I-90 Interchange*

2. Reserve St. and South Avenue*

3. Reserve St. and Mount Avenue*

4. Reserve St. and Kent Avenue*

5. Brooks St. and Dore Lane

Interested artists may read more about this art call at the Missoula city website: and see the detailed art call document here:

Any questions about the art call may be directed to myself,, or Kathi Olson,

Thank you so much for sharing our art call with artists in Missoula County. We look forward to another year of beautiful Traffic Signal Boxes!