Competition :: Public Art for Bloomington Downtown Transit Center

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Application Deadline: April 20, 2013

The City of Bloomington Arts Commission in partnership with Bloomington Transit is issuing a Call to Artists for four separate artwork commission projects at the Downtown Transit Center currently under construction at the southeast corner of S. Walnut St. and E. 3rd St. in Bloomington, Indiana.

Bloomington Transit and the Arts Commission recognize that the visual quality of public space such as that at the new Downtown Transit Center has a profound impact on transit patrons and the community at large. Good design and art can improve the appearance and safety of a facility, give vibrancy to its public spaces and make patrons feel welcome - all of which contribute to creating a more livable community.

Bloomington Transit is investing approximately $104,000 towards public art at the Downtown Transit Center, with project administration provided by the Arts Commission. Four commission opportunities are available in this Call for Artists: Custom designed and fabricated pedestrian benches and bicycle racks; a Bloomington Transit Logo Artwork and a Transit Mural.

For more information, contact Miah Michaelsen, the Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at contact  or for more views of the Transit Center or the Bloomington Transit Logo, visit