FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2023
MARTA ARTBOUND ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF ARTISTS FOR
FIVE POINTS STATION MOSAIC INSTALLATION
– The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) public art program
Artbound announces the selection of four artists for the creation of eight mosaics
to be installed on the platform levels at Five Points Station. The mosaics will
serve as both navigational aids and visually striking art pieces.
artists, selected from a pool of over 150 candidates, will bring their creative
vision and unique perspectives to the Northbound, Southbound, Eastbound and
Westbound platforms at Five Points. Over the next six weeks, the artists will
finalize their concept designs, with the installation phase to take
approximately one year.
artists and their hometowns:
Phingbodhipakkiya (Brooklyn based, originally Atlanta)
“We are delighted to showcase
the incredible talents of these artists at Five Points,” said Art in Transit
Director Katherine Dirga. “Each station rehabilitation project will receive a
new public artwork, and as our hub station, Five Points will become a beacon of
creativity and inspiration. We encourage everyone to look forward to further
artistic additions with upcoming concourse and plaza level improvements.”
Points Station is the largest and busiest rail station in the MARTA system, and
the connecting point for all four rail lines, the North/South (Red and Gold)
and East/West Lines (Green and Blue). The artwork will create a landmark within
Five Points and give riders a sense of pride and excitement about MARTA and the
City of Atlanta.
art installation is part of station upgrades at Five Points that include train
platform, lighting, and aesthetic improvements and is part of a larger
systemwide Station Rehabilitation Program designed to enhance safety and
customer experience at all of MARTA’s 38 rail stations.
percent of MARTA’s annual budget is allocated to enhance the ridership
experience through visual and performance art. To learn more visit MARTA (itsmarta.com).