There's an exciting community update from the City of Petaluma:
The City of Petaluma's Climate Ready campaign and the Petaluma Arts Center (PAC) are seeking student artists and/or artist teams to create artwork for up to 6 existing bus shelters throughout the city. This project will transform bus shelters into canvases highlighting art that showcases the hope of what communities and cities could be like in a world where people live harmoniously with the environment.
In order for submitted artwork to be selected and featured, the piece must be climate-related or themed after the Climate Ready Campaign’s focus on active transportation (active transportation includes cycling, public transit, skateboarding, etc.). No professional artist experience is required for this project. This competition is open to artists from all Petaluma high schools and middle schools.
Each artist or team of artists will be paid $800 for their work on this project, thanks to a grant offered by the Petaluma Public Art Advisory Committee, and a materials reimbursement not to exceed $500 with the submission of a scope of work detailing the use of materials and receipts for materials. Petaluma Transit will be funding all materials for the bus shelter.
All high school and middle school students in Petaluma are encouraged to submit their work. Applications are due by Friday, October 14, 2022 by 5 PM. Applicants must provide a sketch or drawing of their proposed city bus shelter art and complete this Google Form: Bus Shelter Art Application.