Community Art Projects

Current Projects

Traffic Signal Boxes

The City of Cocoa in conjunction with ArtBeatz Cocoa and Cocoa Main Street are once again seeking artists to submit their digital work that will be printed on vinyl and placed on traffic signal boxes throughout the City.  There will be six (6) locations that will be wrapped.
What we are looking for:

  • Varied concepts from urban to landscape, abstract to realistic. 
  • Bright and visible images
  • Age appropriate for all age viewers
  • Please submit an image of your original artwork
  • Maximum of three pieces per artist
  • Artist must be able to provide, if selected, a digitally scanned, high resolution electronic image to the graphic designer to create the wrap.  This must be done by the artist and at the artists expense, if applicable.
  • Submit all pieces to and please include your contact information 
  • DEADLINE for submittals is 5:00pm on Friday, July 20, 2018
  • If your art is selected, you will be contacted by August 3rd with project details and royalty information.

Locations for 6 new wraps:

Dixon & Clearlake Traffic Signal Box
Michigan & Clearlake Traffic Signal Box
Riveredge & 520 Traffic Signal Box
Dixon & Fiske Traffic Signal Box
Rosa & US1 Traffic Signal Box
Current wrapped boxes:
April Lipton - Queen of the Tropics
Farrah Fisher - Transcend
Laura Zoellner - Sea Cows
Jay Bonadio, Jr.
Carolyn Seiler - Shuttle Flamingoes
Jenn Gallo - Mermaids
Vashti Verschoor - Sunflowers
Jenn Gallo - Beach Hut
Jim Kalupa - Gelato
Linda Williams - American Flag #5
Vashti Verschoor - Orange Blossom
Cody Monahan - Seabra
Maxine Trainer - Crazy Dog

Bench Art

ArtBeatz Cocoa has collected applications from local artists to paint benches throughout Cocoa Village.  ArtBeatz is a group collaborative that was formed out of a community engagement workshop held by the City of Cocoa’s Office of Economic Development on January 8, 2016.  Renowned author, Peter Kageyama, who is best known for his books For the Love of Cities and Love Where You Live, was the guest speaker and workshop moderator.  He challenged the group of over forty local stakeholders to come up with a community project to be voted on by the group and which would receive a $500 grant to kick start the chosen project.  Project pitches included ideas such as a community cornhole tournament, Hometown Hero pole banners, more doggie stations in the village and more.  Two projects were chosen to receive the grant for a total of $500 each.

Once the bench art project idea was voted to receive the grant, a group of community stakeholders was formed to spearhead the project and ArtBeatz Cocoa was formed.  The group began meeting to form a framework for the project which then developed into an idea for a centralized “umbrella” of art installation in the Cocoa Village area.      

A number of phased projects are planned for the ArtBeatz movement including more benches throughout the Village and other mural type art projects.  This bench project is the first phase in the Cocoa Village area.  Artists submitted applications and the committee chose artists for the project.  

ArtBeatz Cocoa is always looking for sponsors for this community improvement project.  If you are interested in having your business spotlighted on the bench along with the artist who created the design, please visit for more information.  


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