The Bastrop Art in Public Places public call for transformer art has been extended until January 15, 2015.

BASTROP TRANSFORMER CABINET MURAL PROJECT Bastrop Art in Public Places City of Bastrop, Texas

Bastrop, Texas is a unique blend of old and new. Nestled on the banks of the Colorado River, in the heart of the Lost Pines region, the Bastrop historic district offers a delightful selection of shops, restaurants and inns. Nearby neighborhoods have over 100 historic homes, many beautifully restored. A Texas Main Street City since 2007, Bastrop was also named a Distinctive Destination in 2010 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in recognition of the City’s work to preserve its historic character, promote heritage tourism and extend its welcome. Bastrop is a designated Cultural Arts District by the Texas Art Commission.

The Bastrop Transformer Cabinet Mural Project is a program of the Bastrop Art in Public Places Task Force and the City of Bastrop. It is an outdoor visual arts exhibition located in heavy pedestrian walkways in historic downtown Bastrop that utilizes the transformer and switchgear cabinets as canvases for creative murals. This highly visible and accessible exhibit will contribute to the cultural arts district and existing art destinations not only for the residents of Bastrop County and Central Texas, but to draw new visitors to the area. Viewers will have an opportunity to appreciate and be inspired by the variety, artistry and creativity unique to this exhibition. Original mural design submissions are selected through the juried process and are expected to have a lifespan of no less than three years. The murals will vary in theme and size with smaller cabinets approximately 3’W x 3’D x 2’H and larger cabinets 4’W x 4’D x 5’H or 7’W x 2’D x 3’H.

2014/2015 Call for Entries: BAIPP Transformer 2014-2015 Call

DEADLINE is Dec. 1, 2014 to submit. Direct all questions to Teresa Saunders, Transformer Chair for BAIPP, at 210-508-8682 or email

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