Sugar Land, TX ¬ The city of Sugar Land recently dedicated its third installment of vinyl traffic box wrap artworks in collaboration with the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation.
This year marks the third phase of partnership between the city and the SLCAF on the Traffic Box Wrap project, with previous rounds installed in 2018 and 2019. This year, 13 wraps were installed along State Highway 6 from Austin Parkway to Hull Lane. Each design was inspired by the theme “Sugar Land Looks Ahead.”
The opportunity was limited to Sugar Land-area and regional artists living or working within a 70-mile radius of Sugar Land. A selection panel comprised of members from the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation and Sugar Land PARCS Boards reviewed numerous proposals and selected the 13 final designs and locations.
Of the 10 artists selected for Phase III, four were also commissioned for traffic box designs in Phase I or II. Selected artists for Phase III include Lani Anderson, Ksenia Annis, Charles Beyl, Joy Chandler, Michelle Florence, Claire Hao, Irene Kwang, Veronique Meggett, Heather Pizzitola and Geetha Prakash. The Phase III designs will join the city’s existing collection of more than 40 traffic box wraps.
The project is a component of Sugar Land’s Public Art Plan, a document approved by the City Council in November 2016. The plan outlines a vision and programmatic direction for public art in Sugar Land. Funding for the project comes from restricted revenue sources and do not include property taxes.
“This public art project represents the continued implementation of our Public Art Program,” said Director of Economic Development Elizabeth Huff. “It not only enhances the beauty of Sugar Land, but it builds our reputation as an art and cultural destination. It’s our goal to create memorable, meaningful places that are focal points for our community and enhance the appearance of our public facilities.
“Our Public Art Plan is designed to support our community on several levels such as helping businesses attract more customers, provide work for local artists and beautify our city for residents and visitors.”
For more information about the artwork, email the Sugar Land Office of Economic Development Cultural Arts Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.