MARTA launched a new program called Artbound as an attempt to transform and enhance the experience of people who commute using MARTA’s transit system. To fulfill this mission, MARTA’s Art in Transit administrator Katherine Dirga oversees the program and guides it to assure high-quality pieces are installed that mirror the “vibrancy and history of the communities we serve.” Artwork will not be the only media outlet that Artbound uses to engage MARTA’s commuters. Along with new art pieces, performing arts will be showcased as well to assist in representing Atlanta throughout MARTA stations.
Artbound is currently undergoing several projects including scouting for artists to design artwork at Grant Street near MARTA’s King Memorial Transit station, displaying the new Shadowmaker sculpture by designer Jaime Hayon at Arts Center Transit Station, renovating and polishing existing artworks in stations, and hosting a public talent showcase to create a roster of professional musicians to play weekly in stations.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, contact Art in Transit Administrator Katherine Dirga: firstname.lastname@example.org | 404-848-6864