The City of Raleigh Department of Transportation (RDOT) and Raleigh Arts have partnered to put the skills of local creatives on display by wrapping 10 downtown Raleigh traffic signal boxes with artwork.
Each signal box controls traffic lights at a nearby intersection. The boxes are integral to the flow of cars and pedestrians throughout the city, but their plain metal exteriors often leave them hidden in plain sight. This art project gives local artists a new canvas while also highlighting an important aspect of transportation infrastructure.
Artists chose to focus on a wide variety of subject matter including fantastical deep-sea fish, pinball machines, the power of music, and a local feline celebrity named Tucker. The 10 artists participating in the project include: