The Federal Way Trafc Grafcs project is one of the
projects the Arts Commission is most proud of as it
brings added vibrancy to our city while community
members travel through town. These metal boxes
are found throughout our city and are often tagged
or vandalized. This project has been shown to help
discourage tagging and provides public art and fun
to our city. They are one way to use art to strengthen
Federal Way’s identity and sense of community. These
boxes are an innovative way to have public art in public
spaces right where people can see it, not hidden away
in a gallery.
The Federal Way Arts Commission is accepting
applications from local artists for innovative designs
and family-oriented illustrations with bold shapes and
bright, fun colors to decorate utility boxes across the
city. We are offering an $800 stipend for images used
for the project. Applicants are invited to submit up to
three conceptual renderings for consideration. They
may be a sketch or a completed illustration done with
Interested artists may submit illustrations that t the
theme of the box and the size and shape restrictions
for one or more boxes. The selection committee will
evaluate then choose from the artwork submitted and
assign box locations, as applicable. Selected artists will
be contacted to discuss the next step in getting art
on the boxes. Final artwork will need to be digitized,
transferred to vinyl, and installed on the utility box.
Your artwork could be seen and enjoyed 24 hours a day
for years to come as people drive by!
Call For Artists
Choose Your Design!
Steps to Apply:
Submit an image and completed application in a horizontal
15' × 5' image.
When the next utility box comes available to wrap, the
Federal Way Arts Commission selection committee will make
a selection based on visual appeal of design concept and
artistic excellence and innovation.
Utility Box Project