Traffic Control Boxes

The City invited artists and artist teams living and working in Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee to submit their qualifications for a Traffic Control Box Wraps Public Art Project for 12 traffic control boxes located at intersections along Duke Street in Alexandria.

Page updated on Jan 28, 2016 at 6:37 PM

traffic control boxTo view a map of the boxes along Duke Street that have been wrapped, click here.

Two artists and one artist team were selected to create four original designs to cover all four sides and the top of each box. The selected artists are:

To view the traffic box designs, click here.

Artist Reception Celebrates Traffic Control Box Public Art Project, National Public Works Week

The Office of the Arts held a reception to celebrate the debut of the Traffic Control Box Wrap Public Art Project on Sunday, May 17.  Attendees had an opportunity to meet the artists whose work appears in the project, visit the Mobile Art Lab, and enjoy refreshments, including popcorn from Popped Republic. The event also kicked off National Public Works Week (NPWW), May 17-23. NPWW honors the tens of thousands of men and women who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works, and calls attention to the importance of public works in community life.  

The public art project was implemented by the Public Art Program (Office of the Arts & Alexandria Commission for the Arts) in collaboration with Transportation & Environmental Services (T&ES).

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