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Public art needed for MTA's Orange Line extension

Date uploaded: February 8, 2010

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is looking for a few good artists to enliven passengers’ waiting time.

In the last couple of decades, Metro’s hired 250 artists to create public art for stations. The agency’s latest project, the Orange Line busway extension in the San Fernando Valley, will require art for five stations.

March 12 is the deadline for artists to submit their qualifications. A three-person panel will select a couple of artists for each bus station and Metro will pay them to submit a design. Then the panel will pick one artist per station and give each a budget of up to about $100,000 to create the work.

Read the full article on Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation website