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  • Calling Artists for Traffic Box Designs: 10/14/2020

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    October 14, 2020

    The Cool Spring Downtown District and the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County create a call for art for Traffic Box Graphic Designs

    Fayetteville, NC - The City of Fayetteville, in partnership with the North Carolina State Arts Council, Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County and The Cool Spring Downtown District invite designers to submit graphic designs for traffic signal boxes located in the downtown district. 

     

    The Cool Spring Downtown District serves as the arts and entertainment district of downtown Fayetteville. Designers for this project should create works that will celebrate the diverse community, history, and culture of Fayetteville. Artwork selected for this project will be converted into vinyl wraps that will be placed over four different traffic boxes located in downtown Fayetteville. These installations will also serve as a temporary art exhibit in the district. 

     

    A committee for this initiative will award up to four (4) designers the opportunity to create works for the project. Designers interested in participating in this project should submit their proposed designs no later than 9AM on October 31, 2020. 

     

    Applications Requirement:

    Interested designers should submit their portfolios to submissions@coolspringfay.org. Please assure the portfolio is in PDF format and contains two to three work examples. The portfolio should include:

     
    • Short description of why you would like to be considered for this project.
    • Brief summary of past experiences related to this project
    • No more than two (2) proposed concepts for the artwork to be wrapped on traffic boxes. 
    • Concept artwork must be submitted in graphic format and superimposed on the traffic boxes
     

    The proposed artwork should celebrate the diverse community, history, and culture of Fayetteville. Artful and inspiring designs could highlight

    • History of the Downtown District
    • Wayfinding around Downtown

     

     Designers selected for this project will be responsible for the installation of their design(s) including: 

    • Preparation of the traffic box for vinyl wraps 
    • Preview of artwork design prior to printing (to ensure design prints clearly)
    • Site Maintenance and clean up during the installation.
     

    An artist honorarium will be provided. Must complete the project by mid-November and be willing to participate in an unveiling ceremony, if requested. 

     

    Traffic Box Dimensions: 

    67” H x 24” W x 30” D: two side of the traffic box are 67” x 24”; the other two sides are 67” x 30”

     

    Traffic Box Locations:

     

    The traffic boxes included in this project are located through the Downtown District. Specific locations for each traffic box are detailed below[k1]

     

    1. Intersections of Ray Avenue, Old Street, and Hay Streets

     

    2. Intersections of Old Street, Maiden Lane, and Green Streets

     

    3. Intersection of Franklin Street and Gillespie Streets

     

    4. Intersections of Bow Street, Otis Jones Parkway, and Person Streets

     

    Click link to view Traffic Boxes

     

    About the Cool Spring Downtown District:

    The Cool Spring Downtown District Inc. is a charitable, nonprofit corporation formed in 2017 to create and sustain an arts and entertainment district in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina. The organization is funded by the City of Fayetteville and the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County and contributors to the Municipal Service District. 

     

    About the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County:

    The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County was founded in 1973. As a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations and the community, the nonprofit agency administers programs in partnership with a variety of local agencies to stimulate community development through the arts. The Arts Council supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development, and lifelong learning through the arts.

     

    The Arts Council’s grants, programs, and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County.

     
     
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    Cool Spring Downtown District
    222 Hay Street
    Fayetteville, NC  28301
    910-223-1089