Metro Arts In Transit Seeks Entries For MetroScapes Program

Have you ever wanted your latest art creation to be displayed around town? We’ve got a way to do it.

Metro Arts in Transit is offering local artists a way to share and display their work across the St. Louis region and to get paid for their creations.

If you reside within 50 miles of St. Louis, you’re invited to enter your work to the 2017 MetroScapes, a public transit art program that showcases local art at Metro transit locations. If selected for the program, your work will be reproduced as large-scale posters which will be installed and on display at more than 200 MetroBus shelters throughout the St. Louis region.

“We are looking for amazing local art to share with the community and fill these blank canvases located in neighborhoods throughout the area,” said David Allen, Director of Metro Arts in Transit. “In turn, artists have a wonderful opportunity to reach new audiences and share their work in a unique way.”

Artwork selected for the 2017 MetroScapes program will also be reproduced as smaller, limited-edition posters available for purchase by the public. Each artist will receive three copies of the limited-edition poster and $1,000 for the use of their original image in the MetroScapes program.

Local artists can submit up to three images for consideration. All entries must be submitted online via the ‘Opportunities’ page of the Metro Arts in Transit website. Submitted images need to be high-resolution, with a minimum 300 dpi. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

A reception for the selected MetroScapes artists will be held on November 3 at the @4240 building in the Cortex Innovation Community.

Last year, 10 local artists were selected for MetroScapes from a group of 140 submissions, and their works are featured at Metro transit locations throughout the area.