Public Art

2018 Traffic Signal Cabinet Wraps

Every lighted intersection in Casper has a plain, boring signal cabinet that controls the traffic light. Keep Casper Beautiful wants to transform some of these boxes into public art. The Keep Casper Beautiful Public Art project is calling all Natrona County artists to submit an original work of art. Suggestions for themes include “rebirth,” “western,” “landscape,” “abstract,” and “photography.” Out of the many submissions, four works will be selected. The winning works will then be transformed into vinyl wraps that will cover four traffic signal cabinet boxes downtown.
Here is how “Keep Casper Beautiful Public Art” works:

  • Any artist who resides or goes to school in Natrona County may submit a work. Work from artists residing outside of the county will not be considered.
  • Winning Artists will be paid a fee of $200 for their work. The City will own the physical work, however; the artist will maintain ownership of the design and may reproduce it without permission from the City. All winning artists will be required to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the City.
  • The deadline for submission is Friday, March 30, 2018. Submissions are to be dropped off at the front desk of ART 321- Casper Artists’ Guild during regular business hours (Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm)
  • The exhibition will be at ART 321- Casper Artists’ Guild and winners will be selected at the beginning of April. A panel of judges will select 3 works and the other 2 works will be selected by public voting at the Opening Reception & Art Walk on Thursday, April 5th, 5pm-8pm.
  • We can accept only original work; no commercial reproductions please.
  •   Artists are welcome to submit a previously created piece as long as the artist owns the rights to the work.
  •   It is encouraged that artists create something that is tailored to the three dimensional format of the electric boxes.
  • We welcome up to two (2) total submissions per artist.
  • Submissions may not contain more than 20% words.
  • Submission designs should avoid large amounts (over 20%) of the color black
  • .Submissions should include a copy or photo of the work being submitted and the schematic drawing of how the work will appear on the box. ​
  • For a registration form and schematic please visit the Casper Artist Guild's website.

    DATES TO REMEMBER:
    Friday, March 30, 2018
    ​Delivery deadline for art submissions
    Deliver art to the Art 321 - Casper Artist’s Guild 321 W. Midwest Avenue, Casper, WY 82601

    Saturday, March 31, 2018
    Installation

    Thursday, April 5th, 5pm-8pm
    Show and public voting

    Monday, April 9, 2018
    Winning art chosen and artists notified

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018
    ​Submission deadline for design in digital format for winning artists

Traffic Signal Cabinet Wraps

Keep Casper Beautiful is transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.  We have wrapped 9 traffic signal cabinets in Casper with original artwork from Natrona County artists.  The program started in 2016 and has been expanding ever since. 

 A View in Casper

 "A View in Casper" by Joyce Rogers.  Rogers' work was selected as the people's Choice winner.

Located at the NE corner of the intersection of Yellowstone and Ash Streets.
Snow Job

"SnowJob" by Jennifer Morss

Located at the SW corner of the intersection of 2nd Street and Durbin
 Coin

"Coin" by Francine Fox

Located at the NE corner of the intersection of Midwest and Center
WyoZen

 "WyoZen" by Jocelyn Case

Located at the NW Corner of Wolcott and 2nd Streets


Mural

The "Fox Den" mural by Tony and Amy Elmore with Fort Atelier, LLC is located on the south western wall of the downtown parking garage (near the public restrooms) on Center Street.  The mural was designed in collaboration with Keep Casper Beautiful, the Downtown Development Authority, and stakeholders.  The mural committee wanted to communicate how the lines between urban and rural are blurred in Casper.  There is a little outside inside every part of Casper.

 Fox Den