Local artists have an opportunity to have their work displayed in neighborhoods across the St. Louis region – and also get paid for their creativity and talent. Metro Arts in Transit is now accepting submissions for the 2019 MetroScapes, a public art program that showcases local art at Metro Transit locations.
The original work of 10 local artists will be selected for the 2019 MetroScapes program and reproduced as large-scale posters that will be put on display at more than 100 MetroBus shelters and transit locations throughout the St. Louis region. Artwork selected for the program will also be reproduced as smaller, limited-edition posters available for purchase by the public.
There is no submission fee to enter the 2019 MetroScapes. Artists must reside within 50 miles of St. Louis to be eligible for the program. All entries must be submitted online through the ‘Opportunities’ page of the Metro Arts in Transit website at artsintransit.org. Local artists may submit up to three images for consideration, and all submitted images must be high-resolution with a minimum 300 dpi. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 13, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.
Each artist selected for MetroScapes will receive a copy of the limited-edition poster and $1,000 for the use of their original work in the program. An exhibition and reception for the winning artists will be held later this year.
Major funding for the MetroScapes program is generously provided by the Gateway Foundation.
Last year, original images created by 10 local artists were selected from a field of nearly 150 submissions, and this artwork is currently featured at 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 a Bi-State Development enterprise.
About the Gateway Foundation
Founded in 1986, the Gateway Foundation seeks to enrich life and culture in the St. Louis area by supporting efforts to acquire, create, or improve tangible and durable art and urban design. In 2009, the Foundation’s largest project, a two-block sculpture park called Citygarden, opened in downtown St. Louis in the Gateway Mall. From prominent public sites downtown to community college campuses in St. Louis County, the Foundation also has purchased and installed more than 30 sculptures in the area. Additionally, the Foundation has arranged for and funded the lighting of the Gateway Arch, the Old Courthouse, the Civil Courts Building, the City’s three landmark Water Towers, and other prominent structures, and has funded the building and maintenance of several city playgrounds and parks. More information is available at gateway-foundation.org and citygardenstl.org.