- A contract is already in place with the company that will install the 23 bus shelters.
- The design for the bus shelters is included in that contract and cannot be altered at this time. https://newsroom.arlingtonva.us/release/board-approves-columbia-pike-transit-stations-contract/
- Public Art staff was invited into the process after the design specifications for the bus shelters had been determined.
- The county decided that the art will need to be placed on the top of the bus shelters, not on the back or side panels due to concerns about blocked views for businesses and residences, although the art will be partially transparent.
- The county decided that the art will be printed on a film to be adhered to the top of the roof panel of the shelters. CTAP has been told that the material has been extenstively tested for durability and color fading, is expected to have a useful life of 20 years, is easily reprinted, and is already in use for art at shelters in Crystal City. https://www.google.com/search?q=transitway+crystal+city+art&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS821US821&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjtn5e4w9vlAhVox1kKHV9NCecQ_AUIEigB&biw=1920&bih=888#imgrc=zduDENlSqr48JM:
- The role for CTAP is to help select a vision for the artist who will be contracted to design the art for the 23 bus shelters.
- CTAP will not select the artist, but will provide guidance to an Art Advisory Panel which will make recommendations to the Public Art Committee relating to artist selection and design.
- Columbia Pike at South Four Mile Run Eastbound
- Columbia Pike at South Buchanan St. Westbound
- Columbia Pike at South Glebe Rd. Westbound
- Columbia Pike at South Oakland St. Westbound
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