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Utility Box Mural

Contract for Services

Contract for Services Application DEADLINE: February 16



Call to Artists / Non-profit Organizations:

Arts Alive - City Hall Gallery  Call for Artists 

Gallery Program  Call for Artists Deadline: October 29, 2019

Blue Poppy Day  Call for Artists Deadline:April 6, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.

Traffic Graffics Utility Box Project

The Federal Way Traffic Graffics project is one of the projects the Arts Commission is most proud of as it brings added vibrancy to our city while community members travel through town.  These metal boxes are found throughout our city and are often tagged or vandalized.  This project has been shown to help discourage tagging and provides public art and fun to our city.  They are one way to use art to strengthen Federal Way’s identity and sense of community.  These boxes are an innovative way to have public art in public spaces right where people can see it, not hidden away in a gallery. 

Currently the commission is not seeking submissions for new box designs, but if you have something compelling you would like to submit, please complete this application for consideration for the future.  Please note:   Utility boxes come in different shapes and sizes, therefore you may be asked to re-configure your work to fit the shape of the box.  Future call to artists for this project will have dimensions and specs to suit the particular call for submission.




Arts Commission Responsibilities

The City of Federal Way Arts Commission is a group of nine volunteer members who are appointed by the City Council to develop and oversee the city's various arts programs. The Arts Commission advises and/or recommends to the City Council on all areas of the arts, including the fine arts, literary, performing, visual and cultural.  Please reference the following 2019 Work Plan.



  • Daniel Hershman, 2020 Chair
  • Vickie Chynoweth, 2020 Vice Chair
  • Kimberly Bowman 
  • Kenny Byrne
  • Mary Blacker
  • Karen Brugato
  • Cory Young
  • Alyson Soma
  • Iveta Felzenberg
  • Shelley Tsui, Alternate
  • Open Position, Alternate



7:30 am - 9:00 am
First Thursday of each month

Federal Way Community Center
876 South 333rd St.
Federal Way, WA 98003

Current and past meeting packets and agendas


Public Art

Federal Way Public Arts Flipbook
City of Federal Way Public Art Book      


Municipal Court Student Art Contest "What Liberty Means to Me"

2018 Winner Slide Show Movie

2019 Winner Slide Show Movie








Cassie Swan
Recreation Coordinator Arts & Events
Ph: 253-835-6928

Cody Geddes
Recreation Manager

Trisha Plucknett
Administrative Assistant

876 S. 333rd St.
Federal Way, WA  98003

Ph: 253-835-6910

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm