Current Projects

​​​​Blue Line Extension Proposals

In 2009, 383 artists responded to a national call to artists to compete for an opportunity to integrate art into the LYNX Blue Line Extension.  The selected artists worked through consecutive design phases, interacting with representatives of neighborhood community, members of the BLE project team, the Art-in-Transit Advisors, and CATS staff.  The artists proposed art for retaining walls, bridges, elevator towers, plazas, underpasses, and for the 11 stations starting at 9th Street in uptown Charlotte and extending to the campus of the University of North Carolina Charlotte.  The art is currently in fabrication and will be part of the line opening in March 2018.    ​​​​​

Click on the images below to learn more about each proposal


Stations

                              

                                                                        9th Street                                                          Parkwood                                                     25th Street
                                                   Anna Valentina Murch & Doug Hollis                             Maria Artemis                                              Sharon Dowell

                                             

                                                                        36th Street                                                       Sugar Creek                                                 Old Concord Rd
                                                           Paul Sires & Ruth Ava Lyons                                      Chandra Cox                                                   Chandra Cox

                                                                                     

                                                                         Tom Hunter                                     University City Boulevard                                             McCullough
                                                                         Tom Stanley                                               Jackie Chang                                                        Shaun Cassidy

                                 

                                                                                                         JW Clay                                                               UNC Charlotte Main
                                                                                                      Jackie Chang                                                             Mikyoung Kim


 

System Wide

                   

                                                                                                Bike Lockers & Bike Shelters                                      Elevators
                                                                                                             Darren Goins                                               Susan Brenner

                                                                                                            

                                                                                                        Walls & Bridges                                               11th St & I-277 Underpasses
                                                                                                      Carolyn Braaksma                                                       Sharon Dowell


 

The artists were selected by a five member panel of art professionals from the Carolinas appointed by the Art-in-Transit Advisory Committee:

Nancy Doll – Director, Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Harriett Green - Visual Arts Director, South Carolina Arts Commission
Jean Greer - Former Vice President of Public Art & Creative Individuals, Arts and Science Council of Charlotte  
Lia Newman - Director/Curator of Davidson Galleries, Davidson University
A.T. Stephens – Professor of Design Studies, NC State University, College of Design