Beautifying Bozeman

Beautifying Bozeman

Article from: Outside Bozeman

By Lea Brayton

Local artists turn utility into art

Three years ago, the plain grey traffic box on the corner of Wallace and Main was given a trial facelift by local artist Krista Morey and the Bozeman-based urban beautification company, the Clean Slate Group (CSG). These days, the outdoor-inspired wraps are ubiquitous. You’ve no doubt strolled down Main and passed Morey’s work, “Gallatin Gallivant,” and enjoyed the eclectic paisley portrait of trout while waiting for the light to change.

The Artistically Reclaimed Trafficbox, or ART project, was started as both a beautification project and a historical initiative, creating functional pieces of public art that showcase Bozeman’s love of the outdoors, our local artists, and Western history. ART collaborated with artists and Bozeman’s Pioneer Museum to print historic photos and designs on downtown-area traffic boxes, but didn’t stop there.

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