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RTD Art-n-TransitYou're probably familiar with art walks. But in metro Denver, you can take an "art ride."
Thanks to RTD's Art-n-Transit program, you can currently enjoy an eclectic array of public art pieces at more than 45 light rail stations and bus terminals throughout the metro area.
Art for the 40th and Airport Station on the University of Colorado A Line
New rail lines bring new artBut the number of pieces and length of the tour you can take is about to grow substantially with the opening of four new rail lines and a bus rapid transit line in 2016. By the end of 2016, even with no formal program or funding for artwork at RTD, the collection will grow to 70 pieces.
The artists and projects are set for the three rail lines that make up the Eagle P3 project. Click on the links below to meet the artists and see their ideas.
University of Colorado "A" Line
|38th•Blake - Kelton Osborn||40th•Colorado - Erik Carlson|
|Central Park - Sean O'Meallie||Peoria - Blessing Hancock|
|40th•Airport - Molly Dilworth||Windscreens - Sandra Fettingis|
Gold Rail "G" Line
|41st•Fox - Brian W. Brush ||Pecos Junction - Bimmer Torres|
|Clear Creek•Federal - Addison Karl||60th & Sheridan - Aaron T. Stephan|
|Olde Town Arvada - Frank Swanson||Arvada Ridge - Norman Lee and|
|Wheat Ridge•Ward - Michael Clapper||Windscreens - Dardinelle Troen|
Northwest Rail "B" Line
|Westminster - Brian W. Brush ||Windscreens - Dan Gottsegen|
I-225 Rail "R" Line
|Iliff - Gordon Huether||Florida - Koryn Rolstad|
|Aurora Metro Center - John King |
and Ted Esselstyn
|2nd•Abilene - Douwe Blumberg|
|13th Avenue - Chris Fennell||Colfax - Joe O'Connell|
|Fitzsimons - Koryn Rolstad||Windscreens - George Bates|
Art helps connect neighborhoods and transitSince 1994, the mission of RTD's Art-n-Transit program has been to enhance the design, aesthetic quality and user friendliness of transit projects, as well as to help with transit-oriented community development.
The Art-n-Transit program is based on RTD's belief that public art helps provide a stronger connection between neighborhoods and transit. Installing artwork at transit facilities creates a sense of community and provides opportunities to celebrate the diverse cultural, ethnic and historical richness of the many communities RTD serves. In addition to enhancing the beauty of the entire transit system, public art also helps discourage vandalism and graffiti. Read more here.
Check out the artwork on the first FasTracks project to open, the W Line.