Artwork by six local artists is now helping to beautify twelve intersections across the city. Each artist’s design is displayed in two locations as graphic vinyl wraps on traffic signal boxes located at intersections in high-pedestrian-traffic areas along the City’s image routes. The artists were selected through an open Call to Artists by the City of Thunder Bay’s Public Art Program.

Artists and locations of their artwork include:

  • Ryan Newman’s “Makwa (Bear) and Floral”  – Oliver Road at Sanders Drive; Arthur Street at James Street
  • Jordan Danielsson’s “Mini City” – James Street at Walsh Street; River Street at High Street
  • Natalie Hotson’s “Hope” – Arthur Street at Selkirk Street; River Street at Algoma Street
  • Rebecca Knight’s “Inspired at Home” – Arthur Street at May Street; Balmoral Avenue at Beverly Street
  • Vicki Nerino’s “Northwestern Fish and Flora” – Arthur Street at Edward Street; Balmoral Avenue at Oliver Road
  • boy Roland’s “Pollinators” – James Street at Frederica Street; Red River Road at Algoma Street

“Each artist’s work has helped beautify the streetscape and encourage conversation around the important role that public art plays in our everyday urban experience,” said Louisa Costanzo, the City’s Supervisor of Cultural Development, Community Programming & Events. “Feedback has been very positive, and the designs have drawn a lot of attention to infrastructure that otherwise goes unnoticed.”

Everyone is encouraged to check out the designs. Project funding was provided by the City of Thunder Bay and the Clean Green and Beautiful Committee – Emerging Projects fund, and is a collaboration between the Public Art Committee, Recreation & Culture Division and Engineering Division.

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Contact: Louisa Costanzo, Supervisor – Cultural Development, Community Programming & Events, or 807-628-5250