Art Wraps of Wabash County

Take a tour of Wabash County, learn about art history, and find all 15 art wraps!

Art Wraps of Wabash County

Wabash, Indiana 46992, United States

Created By: Wabash County Museum

Tour Information

This Wabash Marketplace project is a continuation of the 2012 Public Art Master Plan. Public art transforms ordinary sites with either an art image or opportunity for arts learning. In this case, vinyl art wraps were installed on traffic control boxes around the county.

Easy-to-miss traffic control boxes contain the mechanics for traffic lights, and the more functions to control, the larger the control box. What once were metal boxes meant to go relatively unnoticed are now great works of art-- or at least images of great works of art! By the time you visit all 15 art wraps, you will have observed art from the 1800s to current day, as well as explored Wabash County.

This project was done in partnership with:

Wabash Marketplace
Visit Wabash County
City of Wabash
Office of Community and Rural Affairs
Town of North Manchester
Manchester Alive
​Bad Apple Graphics

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What You'll See on the Tour

Color Study: Squares with Concentric Circles, Wassily Kandinsky, 1913. Medium: Watercolor & Goache Paints Style: Abstract  Born in Moscow, Kandinsky is considered the pioneer of abstract art. Originally intended to be a practice piece ... Read more
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Georges-Pierre Seurat, 1884. Medium: Oil Paint Style: Neo-Impressionist La Grande Jatte is a park in Paris, France and is an island in the Seine River. This Pointillism piece, which is ma... Read more
La Terrasse du Café du Glacier, Léon Joseph Voirin, 1882. Medium: Oil Paint Style: Impressionist Enjoy this painting of an outdoor café in 1880s Paris while visiting Wabash's own downtown coffee shop! Léon Joseph Voirin and his twin b... Read more
The Dance Class II, Edgar Degas, 1874. Medium: Oil Paint Style: Impressionist Degas is considered one of the founders of the Impressionist movement because of his use of light, pose, brushstroke, and color, all seen in the painting here. He... Read more
The Railway (The Gare Saint-Lazare), Édouard Manet, 1873. Medium: Oil Paint Style: Impressionist Manet's parents finally let him become a painter after he refused to go to law school and failed the naval exam twice. Throughout his career, ... Read more
Downtown Wabash Street Scene, Terry Pulley, 2016. Medium: Acrylic Paint Style: Impressionist & Expressionist As a hometown artist, Pulley captures the authentic charm and beauty of downtown Wabash with each brushstroke. He claims that ... Read more
The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Katsushika Hokusai 葛飾 北斎, 1832. Medium: Color Woodblock Print Style: Edo Period This piece is Hokusai's most famous from his Japanese woodblock series called "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji". Hokusai ... Read more
The Poppy Field near Argenteuil, Claude Monet, 1875. Medium: Oil Paint Style: Impressionist This is one of Monet's first landscapes to be painted "en plein air," or outdoors. His wife, Camille, and son, Jean, are painted here taking a walk... Read more
Paris Street: Rainy Day, Gustave Caillebotte, 1877. Medium: Oil Paint Style: Impressionist This painting, which shows a busy 1860s Paris intersection, is considered Caillebotte's masterpiece. The full painting measures to be a huge 7 by 10 ... Read more
Irises, Vincent Van Gogh, 1889. Medium: Oil Paint Style: Post-Impressionist This was the first painting that Van Gogh completed while staying at an institution in France for isolation and recovery from amputating his ear. In this year befor... Read more
Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh, 1889. Medium: Oil Paint Style: Post-Impressionist This is a nighttime view from Van Gogh's room at the same institution where he painted Irises. The swirls, colors, and trees are all symbolic of his emotions... Read more
Composition VIII, Wassily Kandinsky, 1923. Medium: Oil Paint Style: Abstract This is the eighth in a series of paintings where Kandinsky painted what music sounded like to him. Today, the artist is believed to have had synesthesia, meaning... Read more
Celebrating North Manchester, Susan Ring, 2018. Medium: Watercolor Style: Realism & Romanticism Ring drew all nine buildings by hand with a pencil. Then the hometown artist added watercolor to keep a soft, but recognizable subject matte... Read more
The Boulevard of Montmartre on a Winter Morning, Camille Pissarro, 1897. Medium: Oil Paint Style: Impressionist This painting shows Pissarro's view from his room at the Grand Hôtel de Russie in Paris. Many other Impressionist artists, like... Read more
Contra-Composition of Dissonances, Theo van Doesburg, 1925. Medium: Oil Paint Style: Abstract The artist was born Christian Emil Marie Küpper, but changed his name when he became a self-taught painter. Theo van Doesburg developed a new art... Read more


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