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Call for Artists: Traffic Signal Box Art Project

Posted January 6, 2022 in Commissions & Committees by Anna Subler

The Hilliard Arts Commission is seeking artist proposals for a public art project aimed at beautifying the City of Hilliard. The project consists of covering seven traffic signal control boxes along Cemetery Road and one in Old Hilliard. Artists are asked to submit art that aligns with the theme of “sunflowers,” our City’s flower, by Feb. 28, 2022.

Winning designs will be selected by a committee comprised of the Hilliard Public Arts Commission. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of the artistic and technical merit, as well as the design’s relevance to the theme.

All selected artwork will be required to go through right of way review by the Department of Community Development and Operations Division, with a final approval process from Hilliard City Council before installation process may begin.

Each winning design will be awarded a $250 stipend. Selections will be made sometime in March 2022.

Art or photography, along with application, must be submitted per guidelines no later than Feb. 28, 2022. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. It is the artists’ responsibility to confirm receipt of proposal. 

The proposed locations of the traffic signal control boxes include:

  • Cemetery Road (Fishinger Boulevard at Truman Boulevard)
  • Cemetery Road at Lyman Drive
  • Cemetery Road at Britton Parkway-Parkway Lane
  • Cemetery Road at Brown Park Drive
  • Cemetery Road at Leap Road
  • Cemetery Road at Westbrook Drive – Berry Leaf Lane
  • Cemetery Road at Norwich Street (small box attached)
  • Main Street at Norwich Street – Old Hilliard 

Read more and complete the submission process here.