Mini Mural

Call for Artist

The Call for Artists is now closed.

The Call for Artists is now Closed

Call for Artists

Project: “Mini-Murals” -- Traffic Cabinet Art

Honorarium: $100 Visa Gift Card

Deadline: March 15, 2019 (The Call for Artists is now closed)

The Baytown Tourism Division invites area artists to create an original art piece that will be displayed on traffic control cabinets around the city. Selected artists’ designs will be digitized and printed on a vinyl wrap, and then applied to the cabinet as a “Mini Mural.”


The Mini Mural Traffic Cabinet Art program is designed to enhance the city by adding works of art to the streetscape on surfaces that are often targeted by graffiti vandals. Artwork on traffic signal cabinets function as a form of communication to a moving audience with the goal of creating a safe, inclusive, and interesting urban environment.


Project Details and Goals:

Successful proposals will foster community pride and convey the mantra “Love Where You Live.”  Artists should understand that the finished works will be on functioning equipment that will need repair or replacing at some point in the future. We anticipate the average life of the Traffic Cabinet Art to be 1-3 years. The Baytown Tourism Division reserves the right to replace the artwork at any time and for any reason.

Much like the other Public Art Projects completed by the Baytown Tourism Division, the goal of the project is to continue intentionally growing public art displays in Baytown while also beautifying the city scape for visitors and residents alike.  


The project should meet the following objectives:

  • Include all visible sides of the traffic signal cabinet.

  • Be thoughtful about not having large open areas on their artwork giving vandals a space to deface the work.


The Traffic Cabinets that have been identified for this project are all within the city limits of Baytown.  


To be considered, applicant must submit the following:


  • Current art portfolio

  • Typed statement briefly explaining your design (one page maximum)   **Artists may submit more than one design proposal. A statement for each design must be submitted.

  • Artwork can be new or existing artwork.

  • Artwork can be photographs, drawings, paintings, etc.

  • Digital submissions only: Artwork that has a full size resolution of at least 300 dpi (in CMYK format) for production purposes.

  • Each side of the panels for the traffic box artwork should have at least 0.25-1" of bleed on all sides.

  • The files can be submitted in a PDF, Photoshop, Illustrator, JPG or TIFF format.

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Do not bind application materials or put them in a notebook or binder.


Do not send any materials not specifically requested (i.e. photographs, DVDs/videos, articles). If sent, they will not be reviewed by the selection panel.


Submit Proposals and Questions to:

The Call for Artists is now closed.


Artist whose artwork is chosen by the Public Art Visioning Committee will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card.