The City’s Public Art Program will begin wrapping a number of traffic boxes in the Original Denton District (ODD) with art produced by Denton ISD Students. The artwork is printed on vinyl, which is then adhered to the traffic box by professional installers. In the near future, Parks and Recreation will also be coordinating with faculty at the University of North Texas and Texas Women’s University to have TWU and UNT student art featured on additional traffic boxes placed in the ODD. The Parks and Recreation Department will also be asking for artwork submissions from any Denton resident for two additional box wraps that will be placed in the ODD near the Downtown Square. Funding for this project comes from a grant provided by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund.
Traffic box wraps allow for a unique opportunity to insert works of art into the urban built environment while simultaneously camouflaging otherwise unsightly pieces of our City’s critical infrastructure. Vinyl wraps are particularly well-suited to these art projects, because they can be manufactured quickly and inexpensively, and because they do not interfere with the day-to-day operations or maintenance needs of the traffic boxes. Keep your eyes open over the next few months for new pops of color at intersections in the ODD.
The City of Denton's Public Art Program is committed to sustaining and promoting it's unique and creative identity. Art enhances the cultural, physical, and psychological environment by enlivening and humanizing public spaces. For more information about the Public Art Committee, please visit the following link, Public Art Committee Information