The Summit County Public Art Advisory Board and the Summit County Library Board have formed a joint collaboration to commission the design of a unique façade for the new county bookmobile which will be delivered in June.

      All Summit County artists are called to submit designs for a wrap for the exterior of the new Summit County Bookmobile. The commission is open to emerging and established artists residing in Summit County, ages 16 and over.

      Artwork on this wrap-around design should serve to promote books and reading and to reflect the unique character of Summit County. A budget of $3,400.00 is available for the artist of the winning design.

      A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held Monday, April 20th at 4 pm in the Auditorium of the Richins building, 6506 N. Landmark Drive, Kimball Junction. Members of the Joint Evaluation Committee of the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board and the Summit County Library Board will discuss the specifications and objectives of this project with all interested artists.

      Copies of the Request for Proposal will be available, or may be obtained at or by calling Lola Beatlebrox, a member of the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board, at (435) 640-0682.

      The Summit County Public Art Advisory Board was formed in July, 2008, by the County Commission to advise and oversee the installation of public art in county buildings and unincorporated areas of the county.

      “The mission of the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board is to celebrate and unite Summit County residents through public art,” said Lola Beatlebrox, who is coordinating the joint collaboration.

       The Summit County Library Board would like to have the design promote books, reading, library resources, learning, wireless Internet access, laptop connection, and celebrate the bookmobile in our community, she added.

      “Every artist will have a different idea of what would be wonderful on a bookmobile that will serve so many children and adults in different locations of Summit County. We are grateful to the Friends of the Library for supporting this project with a generous donation for the winning artist’s commission.”

      For more information call Lola Beatlebrox at (435) 640-0682.