Art Wrapped Traffic Box Unveiled in Downtown Opelousas

(Opelousas, LA) – A traffic signal box featuring the art work of Sue Boagni was unveiled Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in downtown Opelousas. Located on the corner of Court and Landry Streets across from the St. Landry Parish Courthouse, the box features vibrant images with a Louisiana food theme.Mayor Alsandor was on hand for the unveiling event.

Sue Boagni, a resident of Opelousas, is classified as a water media artist. She studied art at the University of Southwestern Louisiana and has participated in artists' workshops abroad in Bali, Mexico, Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Holland and Belgium. Sue's work has appeared in "American Artist Watercolor," a national art magazine. Her work has also been shown privately and publicly in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.

The Boxed Art project transforms ordinary metal traffic boxes into creative canvases for art that showcase the community's character and culture and enliven public spaces. The project is one of the activities planned for the City’s 300-year celebration.

Launched by Opelousas Tourism and the Celebrate Opelousas 300 Commission, a total of ten boxes are targeted for the project. In January, the first traffic signal box wrap was unveiled at the intersection of Wallior and Vine and Landry Streets featuring art by local artist Jerome Ford.

Funding for the project is made possible through a grant from Union Pacific Foundation. For more information about Boxed Art, contact

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Project Staff & Consultants

Melanie Lee-Lebouef

Amisha Thibeaux

Kaia Winfrey

Jennifer Ritter Guidry

Carola L. Hartley

Sarah Sterling

Julia Fontenot

Jameelah Pickens

Brad Chavis

Herman Fuselier

Project Contributors

Etha Amling, Cabbot Ballard, Laura Barber, Doris Barrow, Alton Broussard, Ronald Carrier, Lena Charles, Joe Citizen, Marty Cosgrove, Lucius Doucet, Patrick Fontenot, Herman Fuselier, Wesley Guidroz, Carola Hartley, Rebecca Henry, Eva Iford, Florella Inhern, Slyvia and Charles Morel, Bob Morrison, Estelle Perrault, Charles Renaud, Lee T Roberts, Seth Robin, Martin Roy, Jr., Paul Scott, Anthony Standberry, Goldman Thibodeaux, Susan and Joe Urban 

Special Thanks to the University of Louisiana Division of Archives

*Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services


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