Red North Station Interim Improvements Art
In conjunction with the Red North Stations Interim Improvements Project, which entails rehabilitation work at seven of the oldest stations in the system, CTA will be commissioning and installing new artwork to further enhance these rehabilitated stations, which serve as gateways to some of the most ethnically diverse communities in the city:
Original artwork adds value not only to our stations and their surrounding communities, but also to the overall transit experience for our riders. There are already more than 50 works of art at 41 stations along the Pink, Red, and Brown lines. Expanding CTA’s collection of permanent art is a valuable investment for our system and the neighborhoods they serve.
Artist Selection Process
In September 2012, CTA issued a Request for Proposals seeking local, national and international artists to submit their qualifications and portfolios for consideration in being selected to create public art for one of the seven stations. The bid process is now closed and submissions are no longer being accepted.
The artist selection process is expected to be complete by summer 2013, and the installation of artwork is expected to begin in the fall of 2013.
Tell Us What You Think
In Fall 2012, CTA held three meetings to solicit input from the communities neighboring the seven stations. Additional input can be sent to Jeff Wilson at email@example.com.
Resources and Other Info
Federal Formula Funds provided by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will be used to pay for the total project budget for all seven stations. The budget for each station’s project will range between $45,000.00 and $99,000.00. This is inclusive of administration, design, material, fabrication, insurance, installation, delivery of artwork and an artist fee. The budget for all seven stations cumulatively will not exceed $525,000.