City seeks artists for new streets project
Goodyear, Ariz. (Aug. 1, 2018) – In an attempt to enhance a utilitarian object used to control traffic, the city of Goodyear is asking artists to submit their interest in creating aesthetically-pleasing designs that will be used to wrap them.
“The arts are such an important part of our community,” said Mayor Georgia Lord. “Anything we can do to beautify our city through art is a win for all of our residents and businesses.”
In March, Arts Coordinator Guylene Ozlanski presented a variety of options to the Goodyear City Council – who approved $12,600 for the pilot project. As a result, five stainless steel traffic cabinets located along Litchfield Road (at Avalon and Auto drives, and Western Avenue) and Indian School Road (at 141st and 144th avenues) were selected as sites. Three cabinets will be hand painted and two vinyl wrapped with the designs chosen by the Arts & Culture Commission at its Sept. 18 meeting.
Prior to then, a selection committee comprised of residents, commissioners, and art professionals will choose which applicants will participate in the project. Those artists will work with the surrounding community to develop conceptual designs, which then will be submitted to the Commission for its final decisions.
Interested artists must submit the required information by 3 p.m. Aug. 15.
For more information, visit www.goodyearaz.gov/arts or call 623-882-7530.