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Bus Stop Shelter Public Art Program

Bus Shelter Beautification Program

As part of the Better Bus Stops and Public Art in Transit programs, Metro Transit is seeking proposals from local artists (living in the Twin Cities seven-county metro area) to design shelter glass clings to add placemaking/beautification to bus stops. 

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

Twin Cities area artists can submit up to three designs for bus shelters on the provided template (link below). Designs are reviewed and selected by an Art Selection Panel. Selected artists then must provide print-ready images. Artwork will be installed on bus shelters chosen by Metro Transit. Artists will be informed when and where the artwork is installed.

Artwork can be new work created for this project or can be existing original work of the artist that is adapted for the shelter. Selected artists are being asked only to submit print-ready images – crisp 150 dpi to-size pdfs. All printing and installation will be handled by Metro Transit. Submittal deadline is on-going until all available opportunities for the year are assigned. Submittals will be reviewed bi-annually. 

Deadline dates: May 31 & July 31

Artists are paid $900 for each selected shelter design.

Submitting artwork

All submittals must be on the template provided or they will not be reviewed. Using the template provided below, design for all five panels of the template. Determine which of two materials you would like to use, and design appropriately for that material. Metro Transit will add the artist’s name and our logo to selected designs.

Material examples and requirements

Shelter template

Once the design(s) has been put into the template, click on the Submit Page button below to submit your design(s).

Thanks for making your transportation system a better experience!