New art will be appearing in downtown Casper, courtesy of Keep Casper Beautiful, the Casper Artists’ Guild, and an art contest.The project will apply original artwork to four downtown traffic signal cabinets.Last year, the organizations wrapped four signal cabinets and added a mural to the downtown parking garage.

To decide the designs, artists are being asked to submit original works of art . There's no restriction on the theme, but suggestions include the themes of “rebirth,” “western,” “landscape,” “abstract,” and “photography”. The art work can be drawings, photographs, manipulated photographs, or any work that can be printed digitally, and the contest is open to any artist who resides or goes to school in Natrona County.

According to the City of Casper, signal cabinets can be found on many street corners throughout the city. These large structures stand about five feet high and four feet wide, but they are made of steel, so they tend to blend in to the cityscape. Artwork will be applied to all four sides of these cabinets, effectively transforming them from bland metal boxes into large pieces of permanent installation art.

Submissions for the signal cabinets will be accepted at ART 321 from now until Friday, March 31, 2017. A panel of judges will then select three works to adorn the cabinets. The public will be able to make the fourth choice by vote during an opening reception hosted by ART 321. That reception will be held on Thursday, April 6th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Winning artists will be paid a $200 fee for their work. The call for submissions is available on the Guild’s website:

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