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Call for submissions for That's a Wrap traffic control box art program

Traffic control box example with artwork

Image of a blank traffic control box transformed into a designed traffic control box

Kawartha Lakes – Kawartha Lakes is excited to announce the launch of a temporary public art initiative to wrap select traffic control boxes in the municipality with art.

That’s a Wrap traffic control box art program will enliven the landscape, help to reduce graffiti and visually connect the communities of Kawartha Lakes for area residents and visitors.

The municipality is seeking artists and graphic designers to submit digitally created artwork, or scans of original artwork. The 2022 call for submissions is for nature & outdoor themed designs. Nine traffic control boxes will be wrapped in 2022. Residents of Kawartha Lakes are encouraged to submit artwork that represents our beautiful outdoors. Through this public call, it is hoped that the individual and collective experiences of our community will be captured, displayed and promoted on traffic control boxes throughout the municipality for up to three years.

As an extension of the program, artwork submitted may be chosen to be featured in the 2023 Municipal Calendar. This publication has a distribution of 50,000, a 12-month shelf life and is widely read by residents and visitors alike. The Artist of the Month’s work and name will be noted in the calendar. To be eligible for inclusion as Artist of the Month, the submission subject must focus on the natural environment of Kawartha Lakes, and/or people enjoying Kawartha Lakes’ natural environment.

Along with the exposure and name recognition that accompanies a community competition like this, the winners will be rewarded with a $100 honourarium for their work. Please keep in mind that only original works of art, created by contemporary artists will be considered.

To learn more about the program or to submit your design visit the That’s a Wrap submission form.

That’s a Wrap traffic control box art program is brought to you by Kawartha Lakes in collaboration with Kawartha Art Gallery, and Kawartha Arts Network.

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