Traverse City, MI 49686
Our company teamed-up with our local Native American Tribe, the city’s Arts Commission and nationally-known artist to install the City’s largest public art exhibit to date. Original paintings honoring our area’s Native American roots were covered up with plain white paint back in 2013 when the City was performing renovations. Since then, based on community and Tribe input, the City has been working on bringing Native American art back to the tunnel and our firm was selected to head it up in 2019.
This impressive display was produced via nineteen digitally-printed panels mounted to 6mm ACM with wrapped edges totaling a staggering 550 square feet. They were then installed with standoffs and custom UL-certified in-house-made perimeter LED lighting. Additionally, we replaced aging ceiling-mounted lights with additional sleek custom-made fixtures with matching Kelvin ratings to the perimeter lighting. Due to delays on the artist’s end, our time to produce and install the panels and lighting in time for the ribbon cutting was a scant two weeks. Thanks to all involved in the tunnel’s revitalization, walking through allows the community to pay tribute to the local tribal history and is truly an impactful experience. This unique project was pulled off in blistering speed and was truly a team effort