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Posted on: March 2, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Contest to convert City of Midland infrastructure into works of art

The City of Midland and Downtown Development Management District are asking Midlanders of all ages to think outside the box in creating unique artwork to cover traffic utility boxes in the downtown area.

The “Think Outside the Box” art contest is now open to submissions from local aspiring artists. Five pieces of art will be chosen to cover the sides of each of the five designated traffic cabinets, which are located near signalized intersections. The artwork will be applied using vinyl on the boxes, which measure approximately 4.5 ft. tall by 2.5 ft. wide on two sides, and 4.5 ft. tall by 3.75 ft. wide on the other two sides. The designs or artwork must be submitted as a PDF or EPS file with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI. Bright colors are preferred to prevent the boxes from absorbing heat.

Submissions along with the artist’s name and age are due by email to by April 28 and will be considered by a panel of local judges. Artists whose art is selected will be awarded a $250 stipend. For more information, please call 432-685-7263 or visit


Media Contact: Downtown Development Coordinator Cristina Odenborg

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