An Evening of Art and Culture


Sponsored by the Clearwater Arts Alliance
Honorary Chairs Aaron Fodiman and Margaret Word Burnside


Elizabeth Barenis, Nathan Beard, Don Gillespie, Ray Paul, Candy Schultheis and Liz Smith

Your Vote Counted!

Talented local artists Elizabeth Barenis, Nathan Beard, Don Gillespie, Ray Paul, Candy Schultheis and Liz Smith displayed their artistic visions as the alliance premiered its short documentary on the successful “Thinking outside the Box” public art project. At the event conclusion, guests cast their ballots for the winning artist whose image was selected to be used on the next art wrapped signal box. 

Congratulations to Liz Smith  

Smith's beautiful image “Hibiscus” was  chosen by the guests at the sold out November 7 event and has already been installed at the intersection of Island Way and  Windward Passage. She received an award of $1,000 while the alliance will also receive the right to use two additional images Smith designed for future signal box installations.

All funds raised at the Nov. 7th event will support the year-long efforts of the Clearwater Arts Alliance which is a local 501(c)3 entity with the mission to advocate, collaborate, and bring visibility to the arts and artists to create a better community for Clearwater. One of CAA’s public art efforts is The Signal Box Project which was created in 2016 and to date has completed art wraps on 35 signal boxes at busy intersections throughout Clearwater.  You can add your support to enhancing our community through the arts at 


Klar & Klar Architects and Interior Designers     Shephard’s Beach Resort     D-Mar Construction

Valley Bank     The Barbaro-Gould Foundation, Inc.

Eleanor Cicerchi and Fred Heider     George and Maria Cantonis

Wizard Safe and Lock, Inc.

Ann’s Monroe Street Gallery    Creative Contractors, Inc.     Frenchy’s Restaurants
Kathleen Beckman     Clearwater Jolley Trolley     Mr. and Mrs. Sam McClelland

The Signal Box Project

The Clearwater Arts Alliance created the Art-Wrapped Signal Box program in 2016 and to date has completed the wrapping of 35 signal boxes at busy intersections throughout Clearwater. A new initiative of CAA has been to offer art-wrapped signal boxes in neighborhoods that have no or few pieces of public art, murals or art organizations. Learn more about our Art-Wrapped Signal Box Project.

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