Shaker Arts Council Seeks Artists for Utility Box Design Competition

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Shaker Arts Council Seeks Artists for Utility Box Design Competition




The Shaker Arts Council (SHAC) is sponsoring Painting the Town, an art competition for the design of a utility boxes located along Chagrin Blvd.  Designs will be reviewed and judged by a selection committee.  Please download the template and application below, or by clicking here.  All designs must be submitted electronically on the template provided.  Please note that each utility box in the city has slightly different dimensions.  If your design is selected, you will need to tweak your work to fit the actual box you are given.  Designs and applications must be submitted to SHAC via email ( no later than Friday 14 June at 5pm.


Applicants must be 21 years or older and live or work in Shaker Heights or the Shaker Heights School District.  Applicants may submit more than one (1) design, but each must be submitted in a separate email.  There are no entry fees.  Artists will retain all copyrights to their artwork.

The chosen artists will receive a $500.00 stipend and have the work installed this summer.

The submitted works must be anonymous.  Do not sign nor indicate your name on the submitted design document.

By submitting a design proposal, artists agree to allow SHAC:

  • to use images on printed materials and websites for promotional purposes only;
  • to photograph the work.

By submitting a design proposal, the winner of the competition agrees to

  • submit the proposal to the Shaker Heights Architectural Board of Review (ABR) or Public Arts Taskforce (PAT) and modify the design, if necessary, to meet the requirements of the ABR or PAT;
  • work with SHAC to tweak the design, as needed, to meet the criteria of the installation;
  • allow SHAC and project sponsors to include their logos into the design.

Shaker Arts Council’s Painting the Town Utility Box Competition is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.