Metro Arts in Transit is offering local visual artists an opportunity to display their works across the St. Louis region and to get paid for their creations. Artists who reside within 50 miles of St. Louis are invited to enter their original work for 2018 MetroScapes, a public transit art program that showcases local art at Metro transit locations. Ten different artworks will be reproduced as large-scale posters that will be displayed at more than 200 MetroBus shelters throughout the St. Louis region.
“MetroScapes provides local artists with a tremendous opportunity to have their work recognized, rewarded and shared with the community,” said David Allen, Director of Metro Arts in Transit. “St. Louis has an amazing art scene, and I am excited that we will be able to help incredibly talented and passionate local artists reach new audiences.”
Artwork selected for the 2018 MetroScapes program will also be reproduced as smaller, limited-edition posters available for purchase by the public. Each artist will receive three copies of the limited-edition poster and $1,000 for the use of their original image in the MetroScapes program.
Local artists may submit up to three images for consideration. All entries must be submitted online through the ‘Opportunities’ page of the Metro Arts in Transit website at artsintransit.org. Submitted images must be high-resolution with a minimum 300 dpi. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 21, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.
A reception for the artists whose works were selected for the 2018 MetroScapes program will be held on Friday, November 16, at Third Degree Glass Factory, 5200 Delmar Boulevard.
Last year, 10 artworks were selected from a field of nearly 150 submissions, and the works are featured at Metro transit locations throughout the area. To view the work of last year’s selected artists and learn more about the MetroScapes program, visit artsintransit.org.
About Metro Transit
Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 83 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 38 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro Transit is one of five enterprises operated by Bi-State Development.