Artsline: creativity, culture, community

Valley Metro’s investment in the arts and culture community through the Artsline program enhances the quality of life in our city centers while  producing economic growth throughout the diverse communities that we  serve. Artsline creates a sense of place through a variety of artwork and enhances connections through art and transit.  

Valley Metro Artsline is defined as placemaking, people and community that exists in the physical space at stations, on board light rail, art programs and partnerships with community destinations and organizations. Artsline is connecting communities through culture and creativity. Artsline connects you with over 55 arts and culture destinations and be immersed in art at every light rail station. Your Artsline adventure starts on Valley Metro Rail. Check out the Spring 2020 Artsline brochure.

The objective of Artsline is to enrich our spaces of shared transit, to encourage the public to participate in community events, and to make  transit on the Artsline into an inviting part of the city by  contributing to the development of cultural destinations along the rail line.

The Artsline program continues to grow and strengthen through ongoing collaborations with the arts and culture community and cultural organizations throughout the cities that it serves. 

 

Check out our interactive map of public art at light rail stations along with arts and culture destinations. 

Artsline is Social

Share your Artsline experience on social media by tagging @valleymetro and using #Artsline.

Arts and culture are immersed in your daily life; just take a look around. Valley Metro wants to connect you to amazing arts and cultural experiences throughout the Valley and across Artsline.

With over 55 cultural destinations along the light rail corridor, you can explore your community and others. Some of these cultural destinations are displayed below, all of them can be found in the Arts & Culture Desination Guide.

When you visit these destinations, don’t forget to document your experience on social media. Share your Artsline experience by tagging @valleymetro and using #artsline to connect with us and fellow riders.

Artsline not only connects you to arts and culture destinations across the Valley; each station is a work of art too. Local and national artists have created unique art installations for each Valley Metro light rail station. The community-inspired art pieces are a perfect first impression to the neighborhood when you exit a light rail vehicle.

    From massive sculptures to small tiles, the artwork at every station shows a connection to the community. You can check out the art at every station by visiting our interactive station and public art map (coming soon). This map gives you a great overview of our station and public art before heading out to experience it for yourself.

    Station and public art not only add to the beauty of the urban landscape, but also enhances the transit experience for all of our riders; visitors, students and local Valley residents.

    Please be respectful of all art at the stations as you enjoy a journey across ArtsLine. Remember to Respect the Ride any time you are on Valley Metro light rail or station platforms.

    Art Books

    Discover more about the art installations and their artists by checking out our Art Books.

    Community of Art

    Artsline Artists are a collection of local and national artists who have created art pieces to display across Valley Metro Rail. Artsline Artists enhance the rider experience through expressive artwork and powerful storytelling. These artists strive to represent the communities where their art is placed. We have a variety of Artsline Artists that work in paint, sculpture, two- and three-dimensional art and more. This combination of different art styles shows diversity to appeal to all riders.

    Share your creativity through Valley Metro

    Here’s your chance to be one of our Local Artline Artists! Local two-dimensional artists and photographers have a chance to infuse their artistic creativity into the Rotating Transit Artsline Art Series and other future needs. The selected artist will receive a stipend of $2,500 for conceptualizing and providing original art. Some places artist’s may have their art design displayed:

    • Large scale wall art at Roosevelt/Central Ave rail station
    • Ceiling art in light rail
    • Bus & train wraps
    • Social media

    We encourage artists to showcase their artistic style and previous work, but keep in mind the final art must be approved and fall within the parameters set by Valley Metro. The visual direction should include the use of positive, friendly and uplifting visuals that may or may not promote public transit and/or the metro Phoenix area.

    If you are interested in becoming one of the next Artsline Local Artist, please submit a link to your online portfolio or a .pdf (with previous artwork) to artsline@valleymetro.org. Portfolios will be juried and portfolio work will be accepted at anytime for future consideration.

      Jayarr Steiner's "Humanities" abstract faces art

      Jayarr Steiner is our current Local Artsline Artist and his work will be on display through summer.

      Check out some of the previous Local Artsline Artists work. 

      Valley Metro is always looking for ways to enhance the rider experience and that includes through art! Our art collection is always growing and new opportunities are coming to beautify our communities.

      Check back frequently for art opportunities with Valley Metro.

      While Valley Metro has several opportunities for artists to flourish, there are additional chances to display your art around the Valley.

      Other art opportunities in our communities:

      Valley Metro member city art opportunities:

      Artsline: creativity, culture, community

      Valley Metro’s investment in the arts and culture community through the Artsline program enhances the quality of life in our city centers while  producing economic growth throughout the diverse communities that we  serve. Artsline creates a sense of place through a variety of artwork and enhances connections through art and transit.  

      Valley Metro Artsline is defined as placemaking, people and community that exists in the physical space at stations, on board light rail, art programs and partnerships with community destinations and organizations. Artsline is connecting communities through culture and creativity. Artsline connects you with over 55 arts and culture destinations and be immersed in art at every light rail station. Your Artsline adventure starts on Valley Metro Rail. Check out the Spring 2020 Artsline brochure.

      The objective of Artsline is to enrich our spaces of shared transit, to encourage the public to participate in community events, and to make  transit on the Artsline into an inviting part of the city by  contributing to the development of cultural destinations along the rail line.

      The Artsline program continues to grow and strengthen through ongoing collaborations with the arts and culture community and cultural organizations throughout the cities that it serves. 

       

      Check out our interactive map of public art at light rail stations along with arts and culture destinations. 

      Artsline is Social

      Share your Artsline experience on social media by tagging @valleymetro and using #Artsline.

      Arts and culture are immersed in your daily life; just take a look around. Valley Metro wants to connect you to amazing arts and cultural experiences throughout the Valley and across Artsline.

      With over 55 cultural destinations along the light rail corridor, you can explore your community and others. Some of these cultural destinations are displayed below, all of them can be found in the Arts & Culture Desination Guide.

      When you visit these destinations, don’t forget to document your experience on social media. Share your Artsline experience by tagging @valleymetro and using #artsline to connect with us and fellow riders.

      Artsline not only connects you to arts and culture destinations across the Valley; each station is a work of art too. Local and national artists have created unique art installations for each Valley Metro light rail station. The community-inspired art pieces are a perfect first impression to the neighborhood when you exit a light rail vehicle.

        From massive sculptures to small tiles, the artwork at every station shows a connection to the community. You can check out the art at every station by visiting our interactive station and public art map (coming soon). This map gives you a great overview of our station and public art before heading out to experience it for yourself.

        Station and public art not only add to the beauty of the urban landscape, but also enhances the transit experience for all of our riders; visitors, students and local Valley residents.

        Please be respectful of all art at the stations as you enjoy a journey across ArtsLine. Remember to Respect the Ride any time you are on Valley Metro light rail or station platforms.

        Art Books

        Discover more about the art installations and their artists by checking out our Art Books.

        Community of Art

        Artsline Artists are a collection of local and national artists who have created art pieces to display across Valley Metro Rail. Artsline Artists enhance the rider experience through expressive artwork and powerful storytelling. These artists strive to represent the communities where their art is placed. We have a variety of Artsline Artists that work in paint, sculpture, two- and three-dimensional art and more. This combination of different art styles shows diversity to appeal to all riders.

        Share your creativity through Valley Metro

        Here’s your chance to be one of our Local Artline Artists! Local two-dimensional artists and photographers have a chance to infuse their artistic creativity into the Rotating Transit Artsline Art Series and other future needs. The selected artist will receive a stipend of $2,500 for conceptualizing and providing original art. Some places artist’s may have their art design displayed:

        • Large scale wall art at Roosevelt/Central Ave rail station
        • Ceiling art in light rail
        • Bus & train wraps
        • Social media

        We encourage artists to showcase their artistic style and previous work, but keep in mind the final art must be approved and fall within the parameters set by Valley Metro. The visual direction should include the use of positive, friendly and uplifting visuals that may or may not promote public transit and/or the metro Phoenix area.

        If you are interested in becoming one of the next Artsline Local Artist, please submit a link to your online portfolio or a .pdf (with previous artwork) to artsline@valleymetro.org. Portfolios will be juried and portfolio work will be accepted at anytime for future consideration.

          Jayarr Steiner's "Humanities" abstract faces art

          Jayarr Steiner is our current Local Artsline Artist and his work will be on display through summer.

          Check out some of the previous Local Artsline Artists work. 

          Valley Metro is always looking for ways to enhance the rider experience and that includes through art! Our art collection is always growing and new opportunities are coming to beautify our communities.

          Check back frequently for art opportunities with Valley Metro.

          While Valley Metro has several opportunities for artists to flourish, there are additional chances to display your art around the Valley.

          Other art opportunities in our communities:

          Valley Metro member city art opportunities: