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Your Art Could Grace a Chicago Station

September 17, 2012

Want to make a personal impression on part of the Chicago landscape?

The Chicago Transit Authority is looking for artists to create public art work for seven Red Line North ‘L’ stations that are currently being rehabbed.

cta public art project“Public art is part of the fabric of our communities here in Chicago, including at CTA stations across the city,” said CTA President Forrest Claypool. “Original artwork adds immeasurable value not only to our stations and communities, but the overall transit experience for our riders.”

The CTA already has more than 50 works of art on display at 41 stations along the Pink, Red and Brown Lines, and now more artists will be chosen to add their style to the Red Line.

You do not have to have any public art experience, and you don’t even need to be a Chicago new home owner or even a Chicago resident to apply. An evaluation committee will choose 25 artists from all submissions, and of those, seven winning artists will be offered a commission.

Submissions must be received by 3:30 p.m. on October 8 and can be delivered in person or mailed to:

CTA Headquarters
567 W. Lake St., 2nd Floor Bid Office
Chicago, Illinois, 60661

Want to know more? E-mail questions about the project to istark@transitchicago.com no later than noon on September 24.

There will also be two community meetings about the CTA Public Art Project:

*Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, Chicago

*Thursday, September 20 at 7 p.m. at United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse Ave., Chicago.

For more information, visit transitchicago.com or call 312-681-2051.

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