North Bay, ON – Oct. 13, 2020 – More than a dozen traffic signal boxes in Downtown North Bay are being transformed into works of art.
Part of a public art project led by Downtown North Bay in partnership with the City of North Bay’s Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC), the signal boxes are being wrapped in digitally-printed vinyl designs by local artists.
The project, which is being funded by an Association of Municipalities of Ontario grant, recently got underway following a call for design submissions issued in February. Proposals were juried by PAAC. With two signal boxes completed so far, the work will be continuing over the next several weeks.
“The response from local artists and creative professionals was wonderful. We received more than 50 creative submissions, making it very difficult for the committee to narrow the field down to only 13 designs,” said Katie Bevan, a PAAC member and Vice-Chair of the Downtown Improvement Area Board. “I would like to thank everyone for their participation and support. This project is the first of many.”
Once the project is completed, a page will be created on the City of North Bay’s website featuring each box design, along with its location and artist.