The city of College Place is calling on local artists to submit designs that could be showcased on downtown traffic utility boxes.
The project is a city effort funded by Potlatch No. 1 Financial Credit Union to deter graffiti and add public art to the downtown landscape. Eight artists will be chosen to create a design printed on weather-resistant vinyl wraps and installed on utility boxes, according a release.
Each selected artist or team of artists will receive $350.
The submission deadline is July 31 at 4:30 p.m. Submissions must be delivered to City Administrator Mike Rizzitiello at 625 S. College Ave.
Designs must be original artwork submitted as a high-resolution digital image and created by local artists, either individuals or a team, residing in Walla Walla, Columbia or northern Umatilla counties, according to a release.
Artists must submit a concept storyboard displaying the proposed design, a brief narrative of the concept and how it relates to the theme, and a one-page resume or curriculum vitae with professional references.
Submissions must be mounted on an 18-by-24-inch foam core board.
ArtWalla, a local nonprofit, will administer the call to artists and help with the jury process and project management, officials said.
More information can be found at the city's website.