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Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies (1899) by Claude Monet

Decorative Treatment for Traffic Signal Cabinets Initiative

2022 Painted Traffic Boxes Contest


Project Overview

The Town of Amherst Arts and Culture in Public Places Board began a public art project beginning in the summer of 2019 to add color to intersections around our town. The Amherst Town Board approved support of this exciting initiative. The artwork and subsequent painting comply with regulations from the NYSDOT. It is anticipated that this project will be a multi-year initiative. In 2019, six signal boxes were beautified, and in 2020 five more painted signal boxes were added. It is anticipated that six to eight additional traffic boxes will be painted during the summer of 2022.


Artists transform signal cabinets into vibrant artwork - Amherst Bee Article from September 03, 2019


Location and Artists:

Main Street:
  • Main and Evan St/Garrison Rd - Artist: Courtney Haeick (2022)
  • Main and Harlem Rd - Artist: Abigail Penfold (2022)
  • Main and Kensington Ave - Artist: Krystina Kagan (2022)
  • Main and Los Robles - Artist: Jennifer Smyczynski (2022)
  • Main St/N. Union Rd - Artist: Kimberly Gryckiewicz (2022)
  • Main St/Young Rd - Artist Jessica Tomaino (2022)

Sheridan Drive (State of New York Road):
  • Sheridan/Evans - Artist: Dan Meyer (2019)
  • Sheridan/Mill - Artists: Annette Trabucco & Kim Yoerg (2019)
  • Sheridan/N. Forest - Artists: Patty Ossa & Cindy Rossi Angrisano (2019)

Maple Road (Town of Amherst Road):
  • Maple/Maplemere- Artist: Tom Asklar (2019)
  • Maple/N. Forest - Artist: Bob Gregg (2019)
  • Maple at Maple West Elementary School - Artists: Megan Doherty & Lisa Cabra (2019)
  • Maple at MacArthur near schools and Kaleida - Artist: Erica Clough on behalf of Amherst Symphony (2020)

Hopkins Road:
  • Hopkins/Dodge - Artist: Teri Ritz (2020)
  • Hopkins/West Klein - Artist: Lisa Timko (Cabra) (2020)

Youngs Road:
  • Young/Klein (Basset Park) - Artists: Patty Ossa & Cindy Angrisano (2020)
  • Youngs/Wehrle - Artist: Gina Heron (2020)

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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