Current Projects


The Phase II expansion of the CityLYNX Gold Line will extend the current line by 2.5 miles and add 11 Stops – 9 west of the Phase I line, extending the streetcar line to Johnson C. Smith University and French Street, and 2 east of the original line crossing over Independence Boulevard and stopping at Sunnyside Ave. In 2015, 316 artists applied to a national call to artists to compete for an opportunity to integrate art into the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase II. Four artists were selected to integrate art into the phase II project in three zones - West, Center City, and East. In 2016, these artists researched and developed proposals for the line impacting windscreen glass and concrete paving with art.

George Bates (West Zone) - Bates is a Brooklyn based artist who has created two public art projects for the MTA in New York, and has also been commissioned by RTD in Aurora, Colorado to integrate art into the FasTracks North Metro Line​. Bates has exhibited work at the Laguna Art Museum in California, in a variety of group shows in New York City, in a solo show of his sketchbooks in Munich, Germany and his work has appeared as a temporary public art project in Los Angeles, California. Bates is a graduate and adjunct professor of Art and Design at Parsons School of Design.

Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii (Center City Zone) - Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii are a collaborative team of artists who have been creating public art for over 30 years. You can find their public art work throughout the United States having been awarded over 45 public art commissions nationwide.  They were also awarded the Americans for the Arts Year in Review award in 2003, 2008, and 2010 and have received awards and grants from celebrated organizations including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the Allied Arts Foundation and the North Carolina Arts Council. Hirschfield is a professor of Sculpture and serves as the Chair of the Department of Fine Art at UNC Chapel Hill. He also serves as a member of the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Advisory Council. The artist team has completed works in Charlotte, which you can see at the Imaginon Library and the South Regional Library. 

Amy Cheng (East Zone) - New Paltz, NY based artist, Amy Cheng has exhibited her paintings both nationally and internationally and has been included in a number of corporate and public collections.  She has completed public art commissions at the Seattle Tacoma International Airport, the Lambert-St Louis International Airport Metro Link station, the Jacksonville International Airport, the Howard St. El Station in Chicago, IL, and the Cleveland Street Subway Station and the 25th Street Avenue Subway station both for the MTA in New York. ​Cheng was also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil in 2008. She earned her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York. She currently is a professor in the Fine Art Department at the State University of New York at New Paltz. 

Construction is projected to begin early 2017​. The projected opening date is in 2020.