Calls for Artists

The Mural at Eddie Durham Park

The City of San Marcos supports public art and graffiti-abating murals through various grants. Calls for artists for projects will be listed below as they become available.

Call for artists: Traffic Control Box Art along Ranch Road 12 DEADLINE: Friday, Jan. 17 2020 at 5 p.m. CST

Project Summary

The City of San Marcos invites area artists to apply for a public art project to create “Mini Murals” via their original art on three traffic control boxes on Ranch Road 12 in San Marcos. Selected artists’ designs will be digitized and printed on a vinyl wrap.

Artists are invited to submit designs for one box, or all of the boxes as a series; if submitting entries for all three boxes, the City is looking for designs that will adhere to a common theme.

The Traffic Control Box Art program is designed to enhance the city by adding works of art to the streetscape on surfaces that are often targeted by graffiti. Artwork on traffic signal boxes functions as a form of communication to a moving audience with the goal of creating a safe, inclusive, and interesting urban environment. 

For more information, refer to the call for artists document posted above or contact Arts Coordinator Trey Hatt at 

2019 call for artist selections

  • Sessom Drive Retaining Wall Mural: Jake Wagoner
  • Conoco Gas Station Mural: Jennifer Khoshbin
  • Wonder World Mural: Christopher Rodriguez