(CHICAGO) The Irving Park and Addison CTA Blue Line stations on the city’s Northwest Side are the latest to get approved for new works of public art.
Both stations recently underwent significant renovation and upgrades as part of a revitalization project begun in 2014 to modernize the O’Hare branch of the Blue Line, The Chicago Transit Authority said.
Chicago-based artist Dan Devening was selected as the artist for the Irving Park station, 4131 W. Irving Park Road, the CTA said. Italian artist Francesco Simeti was selected for the Addison stop, 3622 W. Addison St. The artists were chosen from nearly 350 proposals to the agency.
The CTA said it will host public meetings with the artists to get input from the community, which will help the artists create their work at the station. The meetings will be announced in the coming months.
The work at both stations, estimated to cost $200,000, will be paid for with Federal Transit Enhancement grants from the Federal Transit Administration.