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About Artsline

We affectionately call Valley Metro Rail “ArtsLine” since it connects to more than 55 arts and culture organizations within a half-mile, ranging from major arts centers to musical halls to historical places and museums. Valley Metro stations also feature a beautiful array of public art at all stations, park-and-rides and many traction power substations.

The goals of ArtsLine are:

  • Surprise and Create a Delightful Experience for Our Riders
  • Promote Easy Connections to Art/Culture Destinations
  • Showcase Community Pride Through Partnerships and Engagement

We have had the opportunity to work with many other talented local artists through this program. View their work and learn more here

Valley Metro needs your creativity

Local 2D artists and photographers have the chance to work with Valley Metro to infuse their artistic creativity into the ArtsLine Rotating Transit Art Series and other future needs. The artist selected will receive a monetary stipend of $2,500 for conceptualizing and providing original art that Valley Metro will use for a 4-6 month period:

  • Supersized wall art at Valley Metro Rail Station (Roosevelt/Central Ave)
  • Ceiling art in light rail train
  • Posters in buses and trains
  • Social media

Before you submit your portfolio

We encourage you to showcase your artistic style and previous work, but please keep in mind that the final art must fall within the parameters established 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.

How to submit

Please submit a link to your online portfolio or a .pdf (featuring samples of previous work) to artsline@valleymetro.org. Portfolios will be juried and portfolio work will be accepted at anytime for future consideration.

The current ArtsLine Rotating Transit Art Series installation by Bill Dambrova will run from August to October 2018. The next artist has already been selected by our ArtsLine panel from over 60 entries that we received and will be featured from November 2018 – February 2019.