The Green Line Extension (GLX) project team announced today that MassDOT and the MBTA have released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the purpose of commissioning multiple artists to design an integral art program for the GLX stations.
Designs for the first three stations to be constructed – Lechmere in Cambridge, and Union Square and Washington Street in Somerville – are currently at approximately 60% design, and will be 90% complete by Summer 2014. Those stations are scheduled to open in 2017.
Artist selection will be made for these three stations initially, and may include elements that will be common to all stations. It is anticipated that a second artist selection process will take place for the remaining four stations at a later date. Those stations are at Gilman Square and Lowell Street in Somerville, and Ball Square and College Avenue in Medford. They are scheduled to open in 2019.
More information about the GLX Art Program and the RFQ can be found on the GLX website.
Artists are strongly encouraged to participate in the prequalification/information session prior to the application deadline. This session will take place on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 5 p.m. at the GLX Project Office, 100 Summer Street, Suite 250, Boston.
Submissions must be received using the online platform by Thursday, February 20, 2014 at noon.
(Photo: Art at MBTA Davis Square Red Line Station, Somerville)