Join Metro Arts in Transit for the 2016 MetroScapes public transit art exhibit and reception for the artists on Friday, November 4. Guests will meet the artists, and will be among the first to see the original artwork selected for the 2016 MetroScapes program. The special event will be held at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, located at 2713 Sutton Boulevard in Maplewood from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and is free and open to the public.
MetroScapes is a Metro Arts in Transit program that showcases local art at Metro transit locations around the St. Louis region. The work of 10 local artists was selected from a group of 140 submissions, and the winning pieces will be reproduced as large-scale, two-dimensional posters that will be featured at more than 200 MetroBus shelters in the area. The artwork will be installed at Metro transit locations later this year and will be on display for 12 months.
The winning artists and the title of their works are:
“The MetroScapes program gives us an incredible opportunity to take full advantage of the St. Louis area’s vibrant and talented art community,” said David Allen, Director of Metro Arts in Transit. “It’s the perfect vehicle for bringing public art to the neighborhoods we serve, showcasing the work of amazing local artists and enhancing the transit experience for Metro riders – a win-win for the entire region.”
The artwork selected for the 2016 MetroScapes program will be on display at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary from November 4 through <INSERT DATE>. Limited-edition posters of the winning pieces will be available for purchase at the November 4 reception, and are also available for purchase at the MetroStore, located at 701 Convention Plaza inside America’s Center in downtown St. Louis.
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 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 St. Louis Regional Freightway.