Metro Arts In Transit Selects 2018 MetroScapes Artists

A pop of color may be coming soon to a MetroBus shelter near you, thanks to the talents of 10 bi-state area artists.

Metro Arts in Transit (AIT) is proud to announce the winners of this year’s MetroScapes program, which showcases local art at MetroBus stops around the St. Louis region. Artwork of all types of mediums were submitted and reviewed by a panel of artists and art professionals, before the 10 winning art pieces were finally selected.

The winning artists and the titles of their works are:

  1. Samuel Avery – Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
  2. Tyler Carlis – Maya Angelou
  3. Noah Ennis – Sandy Shores
  4. Jessica Fox – Organized Chaos
  5. Eliyah Grimes-Jackson – Cakes
  6. Tim Judge – Sunflowers
  7. Rachel Linn – Hand 
  8. Joyce McClain – Ducklings
  9. Rosa Nevarez – Happy Party Hamster
  10. Erik Thompson – Letter Bending 1

“The array of talent presented to us through this year’s submissions was simply amazing,” said David Allen, Director of Metro Arts in Transit. “The 10 pieces that were selected showcase some of the very best work the St. Louis region has to offer, and will allow us to transform bus shelters into mini art galleries that the entire community can enjoy.”

MetroScapes is funded through the support of the Regional Arts Commission.

Meet the Winning Artists

You’ll have a chance to see the artwork as well as meet the winning artists as part of the Third Fridays event series at Third Degree Glass Factory (5200 Delmar Boulevard) on Friday, November 16. The event — which will go from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. — is free and open to the public.

Video: Check out the winning 2017 MetroScapes artists.

Metro AIT launched the MetroScapes program as a way to support our local arts community while adding color and beauty to the neighborhoods Metro transit serves by featuring winning artworks on MetroBus shelters.