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Bus Stop Shelter Public Art Program

Background 

As part of the Better Bus Stops and Public Art in Transit programs, Metro Transit is seeking proposals from local artists to design shelter glass clings to add placemaking/community identity to bus stops in their neighborhood. 

This program was created to address damage to bus shelters, the need to increase community engagement around bus stops, and support the local arts community.


Program Description

Artists have a choice of two types of projects. 


Beautification Project

A Metro Transit service area artist chooses a bus stop from the list provided and submits designs for the bus shelter. Designs are reviewed and selected. The artist then must provide print-ready images in a template provided.

Artwork can be new work created for this project or can be existing original work of the artist that is adapted for the shelter. The artist is only being asked to submit print-ready images. All printing and installation will be handled by Metro Transit. Submittal deadline is ongoing until all available opportunities for the year are assigned. Submittals will be reviewed tri-annually. Deadline dates are: March 31, June 30, and Sept. 30.

Artists are paid $1,200 for each selected shelter design.

List of Bus Stops

Art examples and requirements

Shelter templates:


Placemaking and Engagement Project

Artists will choose a bus stop from the list provided, engage the surrounding community, and submit designs based on that engagement. 

The artist must define their relationship with the bus stop or the community in which the stop resides. The artist will submit a community engagement plan, budget, resumé, and work samples to be reviewed by an Art Selection Panel. If selected, the artist will implement engagement and produce print-ready images in a template provided. All printing and installation will be handled by Metro Transit. Submittal deadline is ongoing until all available opportunities for the year are assigned. Submittals will be reviewed tri-annually. Deadline dates are: March 31, June 30, and Sept. 30.

List of Bus Stops

Art examples and requirements

Shelter templates: