Temporary - Traffic Signal Box Art
38th St and Fall Creek Parkway Trail, Indianapolis, IN, 46218
The transformation of five traffic signal control boxes or “invisible canvases” around the Northeast Corridor is intended to promote pride and unite the community in the area. These boxes are collectively called The Big Picture Project, a public art initiative that uses the gateways of the community to share the stories of the neighborhood.
Gold and Glory is on the corner of E. 38th St and Fall Creek Parkway. This traffic signal control box has been transformed to pay tribute to the Gold & Glory Sweepstakes, the national-level auto racing event for African-American drivers held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The box is adorned with a black and white checkered pattern, and in the center is an image of an African American race car driver who is surrounded by the names of Rodney Morris, Herb Pipes, and others who drove in the Gold and Glory Sweepstakes. Started by the Colored Speedway Association, this race proved the capabilities of African-American drivers and mechanics while making household names of Charlie Wiggins and Bobby Wallace of Indianapolis and “Wild Bill” Jeffries of Chicago.
Medium type: Adhesive vinyl - Digital
Date created: 2016