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

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. Three boxes will be wrapped with designs submitted by local High School art students.

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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 2023

A jury of art educators and professional artists select winning designs.   April 2023

Shaker Heights Public Art Task Force meets to approve designs.   June 2023

Selected artists are asked to finalize designs for printer.    July 2023

Printing of designs and installation on boxes.  August 2023

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 artist 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.


Final budget



TOTAL RAISED = $6,315.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $99.45



Utility Box Project


Artist Stipend

$500 x 4






$225 x 5





Preparing packet for

Public Art Task Force






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 professional artists for design - $500 each design selected  X 4 boxes = $2,000

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

Survey and Installation of warp on boxes -$225 each box x 7 boxes = 1,750 + $200 = $1,775

Insurance  -  $550

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


We reached a third of our goal! Thank you.

We reached a third of our goal! Thank you.


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • Knight Family
  • Connie Pieper
  • Sheila R.
  • Mary Ann Conn-Brody & Robert Brody
  • Anna Hsu
  • Elaine B.
  • Herbert Ascherman, Jr.
  • Susan & Bob Rotatori and family
  • Anonymous
  • DuPre M.
  • Tracy Graziani
  • Caydie H.
  • Peter Lawson Jones & Lisa Payne Jones
  • Sandi White
  • Andre Taylor
  • Margo L.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Pam S.
  • The Stralka Larson Family
  • Jane and Eric Buder Shapiro
  • Joe R.
  • Sally L. Levine
  • The Foradori Family
  • Anonymous
  • Richard P.
  • John Dorsky
  • Michael and Jan Devereaux
  • John & Pam A.
  • Halle M.
  • Anonymous
  • Jeri C.
  • Anne Borchert and Jeff Isaacs
  • Valerie L.
  • Marcia R.