New artist opportunities along the Expo Line

Artists are invited to submit their qualifications for exciting art opportunities at seven future rail stations in Los Angeles County. The art budget will range from approximately $130,000 to $230,000 per station. The budget includes an artist fee of up to 16% of the final art project cost. One artist will be selected  for each station. These are ideal opportunities for both emerging and established artists with a background in two-dimensional media and an interest in public art. Prior public art experience is not a requirement. The deadline is Monday, July 2. Click here to download the Call to Artists.

Artists also are invited to submit their qualifications for a major art opportunity at the forthcoming rail terminus station in Santa Monica. The all inclusive budget for design, fabrication, delivery and installation is $500,000. This is a prime opportunity for artists with significant experience in public art to create a sculptural artwork in a highly prominent station location. The deadline is Monday, July 9. Click here to download the Call to Artists.

Phase 1 of the Expo Line extends from Downtown Los Angeles to Culver City and opened in Spring 2012. Phase 2 of the project extends 6.6 miles from Culver City to the beachside city of Santa Monica and provides linkages for transit riders, cyclists and pedestrians. The Metro Expo Line is expected to become one of the most heavily used light rail lines in the country.