Bus shelters around the city are a little bit prettier thanks to an expansion of Milwaukee County Transit System's Bus Shelter Art Project.
The project was able to expand to downtown for the first time due to a sponsorship from Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21.
“This program is a great way to activate existing bus shelters as engaging ‘third spaces,’” said Beth Weirick, CEO of Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21. “We’re thrilled to help bring these temporary art galleries to life in the heart of downtown.”
Unique art installations cover MCTS shelters at Water and Wisconsin and Water and Mason, like Artist Tzeng Lee's piece, "The Collide," that consists of colorful kaleidoscope-like patterns and Dominic Inouye's diverse photo collage.
There are currently nine original art pieces on bus shelters in Milwaukee County.
All installations were funded by a $1,000 donation from Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21. That donation was matched by The Bus Art Project MKE.