200320-Atlanta-A lone passenger waits on an arriving train at the Five Points MARTA station during rush hour Friday morning March 20, 2020. MARTA rail ridership has dropped off dramatically with the coronavirus pandemic. Ben@BenGray.com for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Artists sought for new MARTA mural

MARTA will get a fresh pop of color this summer as plans are underway for a new mural on one of its buildings. 

The transit system’s Brady Facility will be home to the art, which is being funded by the Upper Westside Community Improvement District as a way for artists to showcase their work, according to a news release. The mural is part of MARTA’s public art program, Artbound. 

“Public art encourages everyone to take a small break in their day, to be in the present moment, and it makes walking, biking, and riding transit that much more enjoyable,” Upper Westside CID Program Director Adeline Collot said in a news release about the mural. 

Details on specific requirements for the mural were not released. 

Local mural organization Living Walls will oversee the artist selection process and help with the mural installation, which is set for mid- to late-June.

The mural will be on the south facing wall of the facility, located at 1040 Brady Ave. 

The building houses MARTA’s paratransit vehicles, 15 repair bays, five fueling stations, three vehicle-washing bays and an employee wellness center.


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