Olympia's Traffic Box Wraps

  • Previous Traffic Wrap Winners and 'Your Artwork Here'

    About the project

    Olympia’s Traffic Box Wrap project turns electrical boxes found on sidewalks & street corners into a collection of public art pieces. The wraps not only beautify our City but greatly reduce the amount of graffiti on the boxes and the maintenance hours required to clean them.

    Each year community members are invited to submit their work to be considered for a public vote. At the end of the voting period the top ten images with the most likes are printed as vinyl canvases and installed on traffic boxes around town.

    The project started in 2015 and there are currently 40 traffic box wraps on display throughout the City. In February 2020 we invite you to help us find the next ten works to win a place in your heart.

    How to vote

    Voting typically takes place in February each year. For 2020, voting will take place on Engage Olympia.

    Important Dates

    • Application Opens: October 1
    • Application Deadline:  November 1
    • Arts Commission Design Review:  November
    • Public Voting: February
    • City Council Top 10 Confirmation: January
    • Installation: Spring/Summer following Council confirmation

    * Note: Dates are subject to change.


    Contact Angel Nava at 360.753.8384 or anava@ci.olympia.wa.us