The Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) Emerging Leaders will launch a second Kickstarter campaign on Sept. 12 for Akron Art Box, a public art project for Downtown Akron. The project will bring vibrancy and color to downtown with the installation of vinyl wraps on 10 utility boxes on Main Street, each representing a ward in Akron. The total budget for Akron Art Box is $11,500.
Artwork on utility boxes is a concept utilized in other cities to create an enlivened, safe and inspired environment. By commissioning neighborhood-inspired public art projects, Downtown Akron’s vibrancy will be enhanced to represent the citizens of the community and serve as a gateway to the city’s core.
The utility box project brings together residents from all areas of the city to collaborate on a project that builds value for the arts community and strengthens civic pride. This relatively small-scale project is a simple way to make Akron more vibrant and livable.
Help make downtown Akron a little more beautiful with Akron Art Box!
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The Downtown Akron Partnership Emerging Leaders are happy to announce #LovetheWall is complete. The project, which encompasses the installation of a 700-foot-long mural designed by local artist Nathan Mayfield, is located on South Broadway Street, just north of the Robert K. Pfaff METRO RTA Transit Center. The mural incorporates a timeless, colorful geometric design, along with a series of mirrored stainless steel panels inspired by international artist El Anatsui. The simple but classic look lends vibrancy to an area that is traveled by approximately 10,000 vehicles daily and that functions as the main southern entry point to Downtown Akron.
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