Parking Meter Art Project

We are excited to announce that we have been working on a parking meter art project with our good friends Arts Missoula and the Missoula Downtown Foundation.

During the annual New Year's Eve festival, First Night Missoula, Arts Missoula hosted a public art project, in which First Night participants were encouraged to paint the old parking meters that were recently decommissioned and replaced. 60 meters in total were painted, and a remaining 37 have been entered into an art call to be selected and installed in a Missoula public place.

Then enters the Public Art Committee! In an effort to collaborate on such a fantastic public art opportunity, the PAC has agreed to help with the administration, fundraising, and art call for the First Night meters and future parking meter commissions. That's right, we plan on selecting more artists to design parking meters for public installation!

Thank you to Arts Missoula for kicking off this project, and the Missoula Downtown Foundation for generously donating the parking meters and helping with downtown locations. We can't wait to share more with you. In the meantime, check out a couple of the meters that came out of First Night by clicking here