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Deadline for Rail Transit Art Program Extended Until June 27

Deadline for Rail Transit Art Program Extended Until June
27

The deadline for professional artists to submit their
qualifications for the Honolulu rail transit art program has been
extended an additional week due to strong interest from
artists.

The new deadline requires artists to submit their qualifications
by 7:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time on June 27.  Local artists
requested more time during a pre-submittal workshop last Saturday
sponsored by HART that detailed the submission and procurement
process. Nearly 200 people attended the non-mandatory workshop.

The $5-million transit art program will highlight and display
site-specific work created by artists and integrated into the
facility design at the 21 stations along the rail route and at the
train control center in Waipahu.

“By popular demand, we are extending the deadline for artists.
We want to be responsive to feedback and to encourage as many
submissions as possible,” said HART Executive Director and CEO Dan
Grabauskas. “The program is an excellent opportunity for artists to
showcase their talent through artwork that reflects the history and
character of the communities where our stations are located.”

Professional artists or artist teams are being asked to submit
their qualifications and demonstrate their understanding and
knowledge of Hawaii’s history, culture and traditions. 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.

To download submittal requirements and other information
regarding the transit art program, visit the City’s procurement
website at www.honolulu.gov/pur under
“Professional Services” or at www.callforentry.org.
Questions about the transit art program can be e-mailed to HART at
transitmailbox@honolulu.gov.

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