project leader
Amara R
The intersections of major streets where there is a traffic light
(Shaker Heights)
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Thank you. We just reached a third of our goal!

the project

The Shaker Arts Council (SHAC)  intends to continue to  "art wrap"  traffic control boxes owned by the City of Shaker Heights that are located in both residential and commercial areas, at intersections of major streets. The money raised will be used to support the project and pay the artists whose designs are selected for installation.

the steps

To begin the project a call to artists is issued open to residents of Shaker Heights, those who work in the community and those who are a member of the Shaker Arts Council.   February 2022

A jury of art educators and professional artists select winning designs.   March 30

Shaker Heights Public Art Task Force meets to approve designs.   April 12

Selected artists are asked to finalize designs for printer.    May 1

Printing of designs and installation on boxes.  June 1-30

No money changes hands until the installation is completed.



why we're doing it

This Shaker Arts Council project has a positive impact on Shaker's  neighborhoods and the residents in three ways.  First there is a financial benefit,  as each artists receives $500 for each design.  That stipend can make a difference, particularly since many have struggled during the pandemic. Second, the project has responded to the complaints  about the "ugly" metal boxes on street corners, and residents appreciate the beauty that the artwork brings to the surroundings.  Finally, all residents and visitors to our community share equally in the opportunity to view this public art on a frequent  basis. The project showcases the amazing local talent within the community, and contributes to the city's unique character, providing visible evidence that the community supports the value of art.


Disbursed budget 05.25.22:

TOTAL RAISED = $6,209.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $96.27

Original budget:

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.

Compensation to artists for design - $500 each design selected  X 7 boxes = $3,500

Printing of design on vinyl wrap  - $500-550 each box X 7 boxes = $3,500 - $3,850

Survey  and Installation of warp on boxes -$250 each box x 7 boxes = 1,750 + $600 = $2,350

Insurance  -  $300

Adding boxes to our virtual Public Art Tour  and other administrative costs = $350


Thank you. We just reached a third of our goal!

Congratulations to everyone who donated.   Please keep spreading the word.


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • Jane Buder Shapiro
  • Lisa Cremer
  • Anonymous
  • Herbert Ascherman
  • Michael Star
  • Nicol C.
  • The Haynes Family
  • Valerie L.
  • Sarah E Davis
  • Susan and William Vodrey
  • Knight family
  • Mr. and Dr. Grube
  • caroline h.
  • Marcia Romano
  • Anna H.
  • Kerry O.
  • Elaine B.
  • Anonymous
  • Robin and Andrew S.
  • Nick F.
  • Susan & Bob Rotatori and family
  • Michele W.
  • Kati S.
  • Gail B.
  • Sheila R.
  • Sandi White
  • Seballos Family
  • Diane Schwartz
  • Meg Weingart
  • Peter Lawson Jones
  • Sally L. Levine
  • Joe R.