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March 24, 2016

Local Artists Invited to Submit Their Artwork to the 2016 MetroScapes Public Transit Art Program

Metro Arts in Transit is now accepting entries to the 2016 MetroScapes, a public transit art program that showcases local artwork at Metro transit locations. Artists are invited to submit their original artwork for consideration, and if selected, have their work reproduced as large-scale posters that will be installed and on display at more than 200 MetroBus shelters throughout the St. Louis region.

“MetroScapes not only gives us the opportunity to share amazing and beautiful local art in communities throughout the area, but also gives our local artists exposure and the ability to share their work with a large audience,” said David Allen, Director of Metro Arts in Transit. “It’s a win-win for everybody.”

Artwork selected for the 2016 MetroScapes program will also be reproduced as smaller, limited-edition posters available for individual sale. Each artist will receive five copies of the limited-edition poster and $1,000 for use of their original image in the MetroScapes program.

Local artists interested in entering their work can submit up to three images for consideration. The images need to be provided on a disk along with a cover letter with their contact information and an image list that includes the artist’s name, title of the work, date work was completed, the medium used and a short description of the piece. The deadline to submit artwork is Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5 p.m. Submissions should be sent to:

Bi-State Development

ATTN: Metro Arts in Transit

211 North Broadway, Suite 700

St. Louis, MO 63102

Images selected for this year’s MetroScapes will be announced in June.

Last year, 11 local artists were selected from a group of nearly 100 submissions, and their work is currently being featured at Metro transit locations throughout the area. To view their work and learn more about the MetroScapes program, visit artsintransit.org.

About Metro

Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 399 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 78 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park; the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch trams. BSD also operates the Bi-State Development Research Institute and the Regional Freight District.

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