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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2020


MARTA SOLICITING ARTISTS FOR PROJECT AT NEW CLAYTON COUNTY TRANSIT CENTER
Project to Include Community Painting Event

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ATLANTA – The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) public art program Artbound is calling for artists to design a mural that can be translated into stencils, so the community can assist with painting the design on concrete barriers at a new bus transit center in Clayton County.

As part of phase one of transit improvements at the Clayton County Justice Center, MARTA will move bus stop operations from Post Way to within the center’s northwest parking lot (site rendering attached). The concrete barriers will serve as a temporary wall between buses and bus shelters and waiting areas until the permanent structure can be built. The transit hub will serve four bus routes with 800 daily riders and this project aims to bring vibrancy and color to the site. You can view a similar project here:  NY DOT Barrier Beautification

Successful applicants will be muralists and painters who show artistic merit demonstrated in a strong portfolio of work, as well as a willing spirit to work with the community.

Required Submittals:

  • Ten digital images of relevant previous work, labeled with title, dimensions and completion date
  • Statement of Purpose describing your general approach and themes you will incorporate into the design
  • Resume with current contact information and to include any community-centered project history
  • Two references

Applicants must submit these materials in a single PDF document (not to exceed 10 MB) to  artbound@itsmarta.com  by May 29 at 5 p.m. The selected artist will be notified by June 5 and must submit a final design for approval before completing commission. Designs may not represent violence or be profane or graphic in nature and may not contain overt political or religious messaging.

Artbound will pay an artist’s fee of $5,000 to cover design and creation of the stencils and will host the community painting day tentatively set for Saturday, June 27, with consideration given to current social distancing requirements. One percent of MARTA’s annual budget is allocated to enhance the ridership experience through visual and performance art.

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