FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 11, 2023
CATS Seeks Artists for new South End Station
Charlotte, N.C. – The City of Charlotte is continuing to expand transportation options in the region and the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is seeking professional artists living and working in the U.S. to integrate art into the South End Station. The deadline to apply to the Request for Qualifications is Jan. 20.
The new LYNX Blue Line South End Station is being added between East/West and New Bern stations in response to South End's exponential growth, increased density and need for additional transit options.
There are multiple functional art opportunities at the station including shelter windscreens, shelter column cladding, platform pavement, fencing and benches. The main design challenge seeking to be addressed is "way finding" to the station utilizing height or progressive, eye-catching design elements that could lead riders to the station from pedestrian access points.
Artists will work collaboratively with the project team to incorporate their designs into the construction bid documents. The finished art will be fully integrated into the site. CATS is seeking artists who are accustomed to engaging with local communities in an effort to ensure that the art is accessible and meaningful to the public.
CATS will select one artist or artist team to incorporate art into the station. The art budget is $125,000 and is all inclusive.
Learn more and apply: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11128
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About the Charlotte Area Transit System
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is a department of the City of Charlotte and governed by the Metropolitan Transit Commission. CATS is the largest transit system between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, offering bus, light rail, streetcar, vanpool and paratransit services. Learn more by visiting RideTransit.org or follow CATS on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.