The artwork should convey the theme “Getting Around Meridian” and serve to highlight transportation and imagery related to Meridian. Possible thematic elements that artists could draw inspiration from might include agriculture, transportation, surrounding landscape, the history of Meridian, and/or iconic Meridian scenes and artifacts. Artists may wish to visit the History Center at Meridian City Hall for inspiration.
The selected artists will create a unique, bright, colorful, eye-catching design, to be fabricated into a vinyl wrap that will cover all of the rear exterior glass panels of the transit shelter, and 50% coverage on the glass side panels of the shelter (required to allow transit shelter users access to visual sightlines when looking for buses or riders). The 50% coverage could be achieved with either a full-color image halfway up the side panel or a full-coverage design that uses positive and negative cut-out space.
Each selected artist will work with a City-hired fabricator to provide direction and oversight for the proper digital file preparation, color proofing, installation, and orientation of the artwork. The artist must be able to provide a digital artwork file to meet the fabricator’s specifications. The fabricator will format the digital file, print the file on vinyl, and manage the fabrication and installation of the vinyl wrap. The artist will convey the copyright to the work to the City.
Additional Geographic Information:One shelter is at E. 3rd Street and W. Pine Avenue, and one shelter is at Ten Mile Crossing (2727 W. Navigator Drive).
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