The Akron Public Art Commission Issues Request for Proposals for Control Box Wrapping

Akron, Ohio, March 21, 2024  — Akron’s Public Art Commission (APAC) is seeking to select a contractor to assist the City of Akron and the Commission to provide installation services for street light control box art wrapping in various locations across the city.  

The Commission was established to oversee the budget, strategy, collection, and administration of the Plan for Public Art. The Akron Public Art Program is dedicated to celebrating the cultural vitality of the people of Akron and promoting economic vibrancy throughout Akron through the integration of high-quality artwork into public places. APAC is inviting proposals from qualified companies to provide installation services for street light control box art wrapping in various locations across the city. View the full request here.  

Scope of Work 

The selected company will be responsible for the professional installation of artwork wraps on street light control boxes throughout Akron. The scope of work includes the following:  

  1. Site Assessment: Conduct a thorough assessment of designated street light control boxes to ensure compatibility with the selected artwork wraps. 
  1. Process Description: logic, materials, and methods proposed to complete this work. 
  1. Coordination Meeting: A meeting for each lighting control box shall be held with APAC prior to decisions made by the awarded company. Final approval must be received from APAC prior to commencement of work. 
  1. Artwork Wrap Installation: Precisely install pre-designed artwork wraps on the designated control boxes, adhering to high-quality standards and ensuring durability while preserving the integrity and design of the art being presented to the community. 
  1. Quality Control: Implement a rigorous quality control process to ensure that the artwork wraps are free from defects and securely affixed to the control boxes. 


The successful company is to have proven experience in the installation of large-scale artwork wraps or similar projects; the technical capability to perform the services required, including equipment and personnel; and an understanding of the local environment and urban context within Akron. 

Proposals are due no later than 1:00 P.M. on Friday, April 12, 2024. Submit online at or deliver to City of Akron, 166 S. High Street, Suite 200, Akron, OH 44308 attention - Summer Hall. Any proposal received after the deadline will not be considered. 

A call for local Artists to design the artwork for the control boxes is to come. 

You can find all application requirements and more information here.  

Summer Hall, Community Engagement Coordinator 

330-375-2376 or