August Public Art Committee happenings in Missoula, Montana

News & Updates 
Traffic Signal Box Project 2017

It's that time of year again... That's right, fresh, new Traffic Signal Box art! This year, the Public Art Committee commissioned two new boxes to be painted. The locations of these boxes are North & Russell and South & Garfield [Missoula, MT]. Although the blank Traffic Signal Box selection was fairly limited this year, artists' did not disappoint with their gorgeous submissions!

We have narrowed down the application pool to our two talented finalists: Ann Karp and Rachel Neal. The City of Missoula Public Art Committee would like to thank all of the artists who submitted applications this year! The talent and hard-work put in to each and every submission, truly made decision making a challenge. The Committee is thrilled to move forward with the completion of these two new Traffic Signal Boxes. We also have a returning artist, Melissa Madsen, who will be re-painting her box on Miller Creek & Brooks.

Here are a couple important dates to keep in mind as we move forward: Friday, August 25th through Wednesday, August 30th will be when the painting/vinyl installation actually commences. You are more than welcome to observe and admire as the artists work. Please keep in mind, the artists need space to create their masterpieces!

Also, DON'T FORGET - on Friday, September 1st, which is September's First Friday, the Traffic Signal Box Dedication will be taking place at the Dana Gallery at 6pm. Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend! The artists will be speaking a few words about their work and members of the Public Art Committee will be present to answer any questions.

The Missoula Public Art Committee looks forward to the completion of two new, beautiful Traffic Signal Boxes. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Above is an image of the model submitted by Rachel Neal. To view all the images of our finalist's Traffic Signal Box models, head to our website for the full blog post:  HERE!

Committee Meeting Information

Join in on a Missoula Public Art Committee meeting! Every meeting tak es place on the third Tuesday of every month in the Jack Reidy Conference Room of 140 W Pine, and is open to any and all. If you would like to be privy to the planning of new and up-and-comi ng public art projects, this is the place to be!

You are welcome to attend just to listen and learn, but you may also present a public art idea or ask for advice with your OWN project. This committee is full of savvy members from all realms of the art community, so they are an excellent resource.

If you would like to speak at any meeting, please contact Becca McCarron at  she can add you to the agenda. A week's notice is preferable. 

[Left Image: Perseverance & Passage located in Silver Park, by artist George Ybarra]

The Public Art Committee shall endeavor to develop a collection of public art that is of the highest quality, that will encompass a broad aesthetic range reflecting the city and the minds of its citizens, that will improve the quality of life in the area, that will be accessible to all individuals, and be a source of pride to all residents. 
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