Saturday, June 2, 2007

Arts-in-Transit program

In August, 2005 ... the Chicago Transit Board approved an intergovernmental agreementto create an initiative that pairs the Chicago Transit Authority and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs in providing more artwork at CTA rail stations. The two agencies will partner to select artists and artwork for CTA stations.

As part of the agreement, the City will continue to administer the solicitation, selection, design, creation and installation of public art on behalf of the CTA. The CTA will make the final selection of artwork and maintain ownership rights to all artwork created under this program.

Chicago Transit Board Chairman Carole Brown said ..
"Public art adds to the overall appearance of rail stations and promotes a friendly, inviting atmosphere" ...

Check out:
Art in Transit ..
Station Artwork Guide ..

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