Art in the city took on a whole new meaning as Stow residents and visitors observed the beautiful updates made to traffic signal boxes throughout the city. The boxes are covered with local artists’ work, many of whom are residents of Stow. Compliment after compliment came into the City as the boxes were unveiled, and an idea from the Stow Arts Commission was born.
The call went out to each of the “box artists” to provide prints of their unique work, and the Stow Arts Commission is now offering a limited-edition, numbered series of ready-to-frame 8×10 prints, all individually signed by the artists. The artists who participated in the traffic signal box program unanimously agreed, once again, to donate their art. All prints will sell for $25 each.
The second and exciting part of this venture is that 100% of the proceeds will go to fund the Stow Arts Commission Grant fund available to any Stow resident. Details on this new grant to be released soon.
Great idea for any gift-giving reason; give a one-of-a-kind, beautiful piece of Stow-centric art. It would be an especially meaningful gift for that special someone on your list who “has it all.”
Remember to shop local, support the Arts, appreciate local artists, and empower an artist of tomorrow.
When ordering remember the numbers of the art piece you wish to purchase.
Art work covering traffic signal boxes throughout the City of Stow: Phase Three, with 15 boxes planned for this year, begins in the spring with installation to be completed by June 23, 2023. The Arts Commission is offering sponsorships to residents and businesses, with proceeds going to all projects presented by the Stow Arts Commission.
There will be three Sponsorship levels: $500, $250, $50.
$500 – 7" x 10" space within the art itself, featuring name, website, photo, etc. Framed 11x14 print of the art, Picture with the Mayor at the box, Certificate
$250 – Framed 8x10 print of box art, Picture with the Mayor at the box, Certificate
$50- Friend of the Arts Commission, Unframed 8x10 print of choice, Certificate
Private and business sponsorships are entirely voluntary and all proceeds will go to Arts Commission-based projects. The traffic signal box art is an ongoing program from the City of Stow through the Stow Arts Commission. Each piece of box art is covered against any kind of damage by the City of Stow and will be on display for three years from the date of installation.