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Attention Artists: Red Line Public Art Submissions Due Thursday

By Michelle Meywes Kopeny in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 15, 2013 7:00PM

"Granville Avenue Buildings" by Kyungmi Shwill.(Handout/Chicago Transit Authority)

South Side artist Theaster Gates was recently announced as the recipient of a $1.3 million art contract for the Red Line’s 95th Street station and the CTA has an open call out for other artists to create permanent installations for the other south side stations currently under reconstruction, as well as the north branch Wilson stop. Art projects were recently unveiled at newly renovated north branch red line stations, and the idea here remains the same: local artists that create works representing the area it’s residents.

The description calls for 2D and 3D media, and they’re looking for emerging and established artists, so no prior experience is required, but a passion for public art is a must. Act fast, because submissions are due this Thursday, July 18, and the CTA is only accepting hard copy submissions, not electronic, via mail. Details available on the Chicago Artists Resource site.