I’ve been enjoying the new traffic signal wraps all around the greater Bozeman area. Featuring paintings, fine art and photography from a slew of local artists, these are fun and add color and culture to each stoplight. Below is a press release about the project that DBA sent out this past week…
Ryan Rickert with Clean Slate Group will be speaking as the Gallatin Art Crossing’s lecturer on Tuesday, March 24th at 7pm at the Bozeman Public Library. In addition to discussing the growth of his business and business platform focused on beautification and revitalization efforts, Ryan will also give an update on his efforts and involvement in the city-wide project that has now “wrapped” over 50 traffic boxes with a vinyl material featuring artistic images and designs submitted by local and regional artists and chosen specifically for the innovative traffic box project adopted by the City of Bozeman.
Clean Slate Group is a proud partner of the City of Bozeman’s progressive approach to city beautification and historic preservation. In partnership with the Department of Public Works, Clean Slate Group is changing unsightly traffic signal boxes into works of art that showcase local history.
All traffic boxes across Bozeman are now wrapped in high-performance and graffiti-resistant vinyl printed with photographs collected by Bozeman’s Pioneer Museum and artistic designs submitted by local and regional artists and chosen by committee.
Public Works Director, Craig Woolard, is excited for the anti-graffiti benefits of the vinyl saying, “Working with Clean Slate Group allowed the City of Bozeman to solve one of our more difficult problems (graffiti) with an innovative product that beautifies the community at the same time.”
After completing the downtown traffic boxes as a separate project supported by the Downtown Bozeman Enhancement Fund and The Gallatin Art Crossing, the city-wide project began on December 13, 2013 and now consists of fifty-one traffic signal boxes that can now be viewed and enjoyed from every corner of Bozeman’s city limits.