Orlando’s City District Main Street looking for artists to paint traffic art boxes

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Downtown Orlando will soon join the program bringing public art to traffic boxes.

In partnership with the city of Orlando and Downtown Arts District, the City District Main Street is launching downtown Orlando’s first Traffic Art Box Program.


Organizers said there are 13 traffic art boxes set to be turned into public art.

“Public art has the power to bring communities together and foster a sense of pride. It is our goal to ensure our growing neighborhood continues to be shaped by authentic and homegrown expressions,” said Nikki Aviles, City District Main Street executive director.

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“Not only do we want to support and employ local artists, but we are also calling upon our downtown businesses to collaborate with us, so this can truly be a community-driven project.”

The theme of the program will be to showcase Orlando’s “Past, Present and Future.”

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City District is currently accepting online artist proposals and each selected artist will receive a $400 stipend to complete their approved design.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for local businesses.

For details on the program and how to apply, click here.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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