The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) is seeking artists to contribute public art works at Phase 2 Silver Line Metro stations, including two in Ashburn.
Metro's Art in Transit Program, funded by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), will place works at six future Silver Line stations. The art will promote transit use, enhance travel by Metro, and highlight the cultural vitality of the National Capital region, according to materials from Metro.
MWAA is managing the design and construction of the Silver Line Project, the Metro extension that is set to begin operating at the end of 2013. Phase 1 of Silver Line will run from Tysons Corner to Reston's Wiehle Avenue. Phase 2, which does not yet have a construction start date, will run from Wiehle to Washington Dulles International Airport and west to Loudoun County.
Artists have already been commissioned for Phase 1 stations.
Phase 2 will have Fairfax County stations at Reston Parkway, Herndon, and Innovation Center, as well as the three stations in Loudoun County: Dulles Airport, Route 606, and Route 772.
Deadline for submissions is Feb. 15.
For more details on submissions, including a timeline for selections, click here