Seven additional traffic boxes in Bedford recently got a makeover, as part of the City’s Traffic Signal Box Art Project! Earlier this year, local artists were invited to show their creativity 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.
A BIG congratulations to our chosen artists:
Doris Harber – Located at the intersection of Central Drive and Harwood Road, Doris’ design represents all dog lovers living in Bedford! She says, “What could be more inspiring than a man’s best friend? As a resident of Bedford, I am blessed to sit at my kitchen window and watch a parade of doggies go by on their daily walks.”
Lynda Krupa – Inspired by a swarm of honeybees that migrated from a neighbors tree into one of hers, Lynda’s design is located at the intersection of Central Drive and Bedford Road.
Aarsy Regmi – Aarsy’s design, located at the intersection of Murphy Drive and Bedford Road, spells out “Bedford” in American Sign Language and symbolizes how people from different backgrounds come together to form a community.
Lori Packlick – Located at the intersection of Brown Trail and Harwood Road, Lori’s painting celebrates the diversity of culture and music genres. She was inspired from LD Bell High School’s award-winning band.
Audie Pope – In creating her design, Audie was inspired by Bedford’s tiny neighbors that live just out of sight! She says, “Protecting our gardens and cleaning debris, these little friends are hard at work in our backyard.” This box is located at the intersection of McLain Road and Harwood Road.
Jennifer Ambs – Born and raised in Bedford, Jennifer says this city helped her blossom and grow into the artist she is today. Her love of art started back at Meadow Creek Elementary, and today, she enjoys painting and participating in crafts and gardening with her three-year-old. This box is located at the intersection of Bedford Road and Barr Drive.
Aarya Acharya – Aarya is 9 years old and has many memories from growing up of going on walks around the lake at Generations Park at Boys Ranch. Mesmerized by the turtles and ducks around the water, Aarya painted a turtle to cherish all of the moments spent in the park with family. This box is located at the intersection of Spring Valley Drive and Harwood Road.
A special thank you to all artists who have participated in this contest! As the City wraps up this project later this year, we will hold one additional contest for a special traffic box design honoring the history of Generations Park at Boys Ranch. More information on this will come later this fall. To view all previous winning designs and artists, visit www.bedfordtx.gov/trafficbox.