$5 million available for Oahu rail station art

Art will be displayed at 21 rail stations, maintenance facility

 UPDATED 3:53 PM HST May 14, 2013

The Honolulu Authority For Rapid Transportation, or HART, announced Tuesday that there will be $5 million in grants for artists to create art for each of the planned 21 rail stations and the maintenance facility.

A Pre-Submittal Workshop will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at HART headquarters at 1099 Alakea Street, Suite 150.

HART CEO Dan Grabauskas said that station artwork opportunities will range from paving and floor designs to wall murals, grille work and architectural fencing, to glass work and integrated sculptural elements.

The city says the artists will be paired with the station designer.

"Building rail better includes making sure we have great art," said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Caldwell says Hawaii was the first state to set aside 1 percent of the construction budget for art.

The submittal deadline is Thursday, June 20 at 7:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time.

Click here to download submittal requirements and other information about the transit art program.

The online application system will be at CallForEntry.org.

Images: City Transit Station Designs
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The city released renderings of the Leeward Community College rail station design that the communities had a chance to make input on.


Click here for the designs of three rail stations.

Questions about the transit art program can be emailed to HART a transitmailbox@honolulu.gov.

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