Transit Planning
Blue Line Extension Proposals

In 2009, 383 artists responded to a national call to artists to compete for an opportunity to integrate art into the LYNX Blue Line Extension.  The selected artists have worked through  consecutive design phases over the past four years, interacting with representatives of neighborhood community, members of the BLE project team, the Art-in-Transit Advisors, and CATS staff.  The artists have proposed art for retaining walls, bridges, elevator towers, plazas, park and ride lots, and stations starting at 9th Street in uptown Charlotte and extending to the campus of the University of North Carolina Charlotte.  The art will be fabricated in 2015 and 2016 and be part of the line opening in early 2017.    ​​​​​

Click on the images below to learn more about each proposal

                 9th Street                           Parkwood                          25th Street                             36th Street
         Anna Much & Doug Hollis           Maria Artemis                      Sharon Dowell                  Paul Sires & Ruth Lyons
                  Sugar Creek                     Old Concord                       Tom Hunter                    University City Blvd
                  Chandra Cox                    Chandra Cox                      Tom Stanley                      Jackie Chang
                 McCullough               JW Clay Blvd / UNC Charlotte       UNC Charlotte - Main                 Bike Parking
                Shaun Cassidy                     Jackie Chang                           Mikyoung Kim                      Darren Goins
             Elevator Towers                   TPSS, SH, and CC                Walls and Bridges                      Park and Rides
              Susan Brenner                       Sharon Dowell                   Carolyn Braaksma                     June Bisantz

​​The artists were selected by a five member panel of art professionals from the Carolinas appointed by the Art-in-Transit Advisory Committee:

Nancy Doll – Director, Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Harriett Green - Visual Arts Director, South Carolina Arts Commission
Jean Greer - Former Vice President of Public Art & Creative Individuals, Arts and Science Council of Charlotte  
Lia Newman - Director/Curator of Davidson Galleries, Davidson University
A.T. Stephens – Professor of Design Studies, NC State University, College of Design