Art in Transit

Art in Public Places - Airdrie Transit Shelter Competition 2017

About the competition

In early 2017 Airdrie Council directed City of Airdrie staff to incorporate cultural themes in up to 24 Airdrie Transit shelters. Those who were successful received $400 and will now have their artwork displayed publicly for three years.

The City of Airdrie’s cultural vision

The City of Airdrie takes pride in its roots, its natural environment, its cultural heritage built by past generations, the diversity of its contemporary cultures, and the creative work and accomplishments of its artists. It nurtures a unique sense of place by celebrating, supporting, and preserving its abundant cultural resources ensuring that its residents and future generations can benefit from a healthy, stimulating, and unique cultural environment that fosters a sense of pride, identity, belonging, and openness to the world for years to come.

The selection process

A community based selection committee with a background in Arts and Arts Administration selected the artistic images for this competition. All entries were selected based on their relevance to the following guiding principles:

  • Designs that reflect Airdrie's vision of connecting people and places
  • Designs that celebrate Airdrie's diversity and openness
  • Designs that reflect Airdrie’s identity through culture, nature and human heritage

Location of artworks

To know where each artwork is located, please click on Artwork Locations under Documents at the bottom of this page

*Please note some Airdrie transit shelters will not be physically installed until later on this summer which may delay the installation of some artwork.  

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