Public Art Projects
Public art enhances the beauty of our Town and the visual experience for residents and visitors.
Wellesley is home to an active creative community of working artists, independently owned businesses, state environmental and cultural organizations, and dynamic Town government leaders that host events throughout the year and positively contribute to our shared physical and social environment.
The Public Art Committee (PAC) works to create opportunities for public art within Wellesley.
Art in the Park
The goal of Art in the Park is to create a community art-making experience for families. This activity generally takes place during Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend and is held outdoors at Simmons Park adjacent to the main branch of the Wellesley Free Library.
Traffic Box Art Program
The Traffic Box Art Program is a collaboration between the PAC and the Wellesley Police Department where local artists are selected to design and paint traffic signal boxes at high visibility intersections to enhance the visual experience in Wellesley.
The program began in late 2020 and to date, 11 boxes have been painted. At least 10 more locations have been identified; new artists are recruited throughout the year.
Traffic Box Art Program Resources
- Interactive Traffic Box Art map
- Traffic Box Art Map news release (September 13, 2021)
- Traffic Box Art Challenge rules (Instagram contest - runs September 16 - October 1, 2021)
- Traffic Box Art information and artist application (Fall 2021)