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MARTA launched Artbound in June to transform our riders’ transit experience. Art in Transit Administrator Katherine Dirga is developing the program with the goal of commissioning quality artworks that mirror the “vibrancy and history of the communities we serve.” Along with new visual artworks, Artbound will showcase the performing arts too, through dance, live music, and theater.

Artbound is already busy! We are currently working to commission a new artwork at Grant Street near MARTA’s King Memorial Transit station; restoring the existing station artworks, and getting geared up for a new live music program!   

Want to talk Artbound? Contact Katherine Dirga:  kdirga@itsmarta.com   


ATLANTA— With a reinvigorated push around the arts, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) launched a new program aimed at aesthetically enhancing and integrating art throughout the rail system. The Authority kicked off the newly established “Artbound” program with an inaugural launch event featuring dancers and musicians at Five Points MARTA Station on Monday, June 19.
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Designer Jaime Hayon’s
Shadowmaker sculpture at Arts Center Station

Arts Center Station

MARTA continues its dynamic partnership with Midtown Alliance and The High Museum of Art to enhance the Arts Center Station's plaza, aka “The Porch”. High Museum Artist-in-Residence Jaime Hayon was commissioned to create a sculpture just for the station plaza, Shadowmaker, adding a new quirky and entertaining focal point to the area. When you visit, don’t miss Hayon’s incredible tapestries on exhibit at the High; they were inspired by Hayon’s work last year for the MARTA Station bridge.


Searching for local musicians to perform in our transit stations, Artbound presented “Talent on Track”, a public audition with guest judges over September 13 and 14 at Five Points Station. With more than 30 musicians competing, the judges had a tough task to rank the contestants. Winners will be part of Artbound’s inaugural music roster and perform live in various stations beginning in mid-November and continuing throughout the holidays. To find out about next year’s auditions, email artbound@itsmarta.com to be added to our mailing list!