City News

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Artwork Wanted for Traffic Signal Boxes: Deadline June 27

By Miranda Gilbert
City of Guymon

Traffic signal boxes can be found at any intersection controlled by a traffic signal. Often, we don’t even realize they are there, but they provide a unique opportunity for a blank canvas.
Traffic signal box art is a community beautification project which gives towns and cities a sense of pride while celebrating local talent.
The Oklahoma Arts Council made a pitch challenging Oklahoma communities to launch such a program, and in a little over a year's time of planning, seeking funding and research on similar projects around the globe, Guymon met that challenge and now completed their first phase with installation of four pieces of art at 12th and Main, Hwy 54 and Main, Hwy 64 and Main, and Hwy 54 and Fourth St.
The Guymon Area Arts & Humanities Commission partnered with the City of Guymon Convention and Tourism Board, to launch Guymon's traffic signal box art project, known as the Outdoor Art Gallery.
Eight Boxes remain to be wrapped in vinyl and complete the project.
Artists who live in Texas County may participate but submitting artwork they wish to appear on the TSB. Include a signature on the design as you would on the actual TSB, no larger than 3 in. tall x 6 in. wide.
Artwork must be a minimum of 11x17 in. A TSB is usually 58 in. tall, 44 in. wide, and 27 in. deep.
Designs should be positive, original, colorful, and reflect the character or cultures in Guymon or the history of Guymon, and promote a sense of community pride. Artists can use existing art, photography, graphics, and other media which would be able to wrap the TSB.
Designs cannot have trademarks, logos, business names, or copyrighted images.
Designs cannot be potentially offensive or sensitive in nature, as determined by the GAAHC.
Designs cannot resemble illegal graffiti or tags.
Designs cannot include political or controversial figures or images.
With artwork, artists must turn in a submission form which asks for the title of the design, and a brief description (30 words or less) of the design. This information will be used in marketing of the project. An artist agreement must also be signed to release use of the artwork on the TSB and in all marketing and promotion of the project.
The GAAHC will meet to review all submissions, and select local artists. The deadline for completed entries is Monday, June 27, at 4 p.m.
Artwork and packet information must be turned in at City Hall located at 424 N. Main St.
For a list of traffic signal boxes, or other project information, contact the Guymon Area Arts and Humanities Commission (GAAHC) Liaison Miranda Gilbert at 580-338-5838 or

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