July 19, 2022 (Moscow, Idaho) — The City of Moscow and the Moscow Arts Commission announced the installation of five new vinyl wrap artworks in the Moscow community.
The Vinyl Wrap program, an integral part of the City of Moscow Temporary Public Art Collection, features artworks on City-owned traffic signal boxes throughout the community. Accessions made in 2022 include two installed on previously-wrapped boxes as well as installations at three new locations: Styner & Hwy 95, Jackson & A Streets, and Mountain View & Hwy 8. The artworks selected in 2022 were among a total of 68 designs submitted by artists from the Moscow region.
The 2022 artists, artworks, and installation locations are as follows:
- Murder in Moscow by John Donald Carlucci at 6th & Alley between Jackson & Main
- Canola Fields Forever by Autumn Stanley at Jackson & College Streets
- Trail Life by Dave Tong at Styner & Hwy 95
- Rainbows in the Rivers by Meghan Antkowiak at Jackson & A Streets
- Full Circle by Rene Guggenheimer at Mountain View & Hwy 8
The Vinyl Wrap program started in 2012 with the installation of a wrap at the Wren Welcome Garden. Since that time, the City of Moscow has installed wraps on a total of 21 boxes throughout the community. Artworks are selected on an annual basis, with design proposals reviewed by a selection panel made up of Moscow Arts Commission and community members. The artwork at each location is replaced approximately every five years. More information about the City of Moscow Public Art Program is available here: https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/218/Public-Art
Public art is at the heart of Moscow’s creative culture, and with a collection including works by local and regional artists, its public spaces reflect the Inland Northwest’s tradition of artistic excellence. Artworks range from sculptures and murals to framed pieces in the City’s portable collection. Temporary artworks include vinyl-wrapped utility boxes, storm drain murals, and bus shelters as well as sculptures at the Intermodal Transit Center on the University of Idaho campus.
The City of Moscow’s acquisition of public art began in the 1980s, and is supported by a 1% for the Arts fund established by ordinance in 2004. A Public Art Master Plan guides the Moscow Arts Commission, Arts staff, and community members as they incorporate new works into the City’s landscape.
Moscow is rich with diversity of thought, inhabited by minds open to possibility and creative interpretation. As such, the public art program celebrates the artist as a professional and valued business partner while welcoming a broad range of media and art-making processes into its collection.
Story Contact: Megan Cherry, Arts Program Manager