Sugar Land, TX – The city of Sugar Land is requesting proposals from regional artists to design wraps for up to 13 traffic boxes throughout Sugar Land.
This is the third phase of the Traffic Box Wrap project, with previous rounds installed in 2018 and 2019. For this phase, boxes will be wrapped along State Highway 6 from Austin Parkway to Hull Lane.
A virtual public meeting to discuss the public art project and application process is scheduled for Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. on Zoom. Interested artists should request a meeting invitation link by submitting their contact information to the sign-up at www.sugarlandtx.gov/TrafficArt by Feb. 20.
Artists will be asked to submit designs based on specifications created by the city. The request for proposal is available online at www.sugarlandtx.gov/TrafficBoxRFP. All submissions should be made online at www.callforentry.org by March 17.
The city will oversee the fabrication and installation of each “wrap.” Selected artists will be paid $500 for chosen designs. This opportunity is limited to Sugar Land-area and regional artists living or working within a 70-mile radius of Sugar Land. High school students, local artists, professional artists and designers are all encouraged to submit designs.
“Sugar Land Looks Ahead” is the theme of this call and is purposely very broad to allow for open interpretation and creativity to make a lasting impression on residents and viewers. This theme was inspired by the idea of what it would mean to be a thriving community in a “post-pandemic” world and reflects a hopeful future for Sugar Land and its citizens.
The project is a component of Sugar Land’s Public Art Plan, a document approved by the City Council in November 2016. The plan outlines a vision and programmatic direction for public art in Sugar Land. Funding for the project comes from restricted revenue sources and does not include property taxes.