As part of the Traffic Signal Box Art Project, local artists were invited to showcase their talents and further beautify Bedford by submitting designs based on two themes, “Local Inspiration” and “Celebrating Cultures” that would cover a traffic box in the City.
Doris Harber – Located at the intersection of Bedford Road and Martin Drive, Doris’ design was inspired by her neighbors. Whether it’s watching out for each other when you’re out of town, sharing baked goods in times of grief, or pitching in when needed, neighbors always help each other out.
Lisa and Ava Beach – This mother-daughter duo created a traffic box design that reflects different cultures working together to create our wonderful community. The box is located at Shady Brook Drive and Harwood Road.
Juanita Garcia – Juanita’s design was inspired by her heritage and the various animals, flowers, and trees that make our community beautiful. The box is located at the intersection of Murphy Drive and Harwood Road.
Cuc Mauldin – Located at the intersection of Bedford Road and Brown Trail, Cuc’s design is based off of the many shapes and colors of a diverse community talking with one another.
Cindy Flint – Inspired by the materials found on a summer day while walking around the lake at Generations Park at Boys Ranch, Cindy’s design is located at the intersection of Forest Ridge Drive and Shumac Lane.
Jennifer Wade – Jennifer, an HEB ISD art teacher, created a design that was inspired from the first night living in her new apartment. On her way home from the store, she locked eyes with a wild fox. She says, “There is a sense of calmness that comes with having a sense of country inside the city. It was then that my husband and I truly felt like we made the right choice and that we were home.” The box is located at the corner of Forest Ridge Drive and Harwood Road.
Jodi Pope - In 2022, Bedford was honored to be named a Purple Heart City for the City’s continued support of the men and women who have selflessly served our country. The Purple Heart, the nation’s oldest military award, honors military personnel wounded or killed in combat. To further commemorate this special designation, the City held a traffic signal box art contest, where local artists could submit a design that integrated the Purple Heart Medal. Artist Jodi Pope for creating the winning design, which represents a strong, rooted tree that has bloomed a new historical marker in our City, the purple heart. This box is located at the intersection of Central Drive and L. Don Dodson Drive.
Students of Midcities Montessori – Students drew inspiration from the theme “Celebrating Cultures” by drawing the faces of people they see around their neighborhoods. Each individual is unique, celebrating the uniqueness of our community. The box is located at the Blue Quail Court and Harwood Road intersection.
Danielle Teagarden – Danielle, the art teacher at Bell Manor Elementary, was inspired by the Bedford landmarks she passes daily on her drive to work. The box is located at the intersection of Forest Ridge Drive and Bedford Road.
Clif Beck –Clif, a Bedford resident, was inspired by the birds he sees in the backyards of Bedford homes. The box is located at the intersection of Murphy Drive and L. Don Dodson Drive.
Jacob Wiant – Located at the intersection of Central Drive and Central Park Boulevard, Jacob’s work reflects the inherent connection that people have with one another that can be seen in all communities.
Jodi Pope – Jodi’s design is described as “a strange and beautiful collection of the positive interactions of different people coming together to make a difference.” The box is located at Ravenswood Drive and Bedford Road.
Joseline Rowley – Joseline, a 7th grader in Bedford, drew music and musical instruments because of the bands and orchestras in Bedford that inspire her. She hopes her design inspires others to play an instrument! The box is located at the intersection of Martin Drive and Harwood Road.
Kynlee Jarrett – Kynlee, a 5-year-old who lives in Grapevine, was inspired by the summers she spends at her Nan’s house in Bedford. In her design, she included shapes she sees in snails, shells, rainbows, and water from Nan’s pool. The box is located at Martin Drive and Cummings Drive.