Public Art at DART

Public art and public transportation, combined, create a vibrant patchwork of our region’s character and culture. At DART, we value public art and have incorporated it into many parts of our organization.

Public art at DART Central Station

Art buses

Art bus shelters

Murals along routes

Public art at DART Central Station

Public Art at DART Central Station

DART Central Station, opened in 2012, is the heart of the transit network in Greater Des Moines. DART Central Station’s design, construction and operations save water, use fewer resources, reduce pollution and contribute to healthier environments for our customers and the community. It also includes 3 works of public art.

Confluence, Lynn Basa

Tall Grass Tapestry, Troy Corliss

Transportation Signature, David B. Dahlquist

Art buses

Art Buses

In collaboration with the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation, DART has launched 10 art buses. The project is part of the Public Art Foundation’s Project Spaces initiative, which places compelling, contemporary works of art in highly accessible and visible public spaces. The public can view the bus as it travels on DART bus routes throughout Greater Des Moines.

Multiple Black by Mitchell Squire, 2019

View other DART art buses. 

Art bus shelters

Art Bus Shelters

DART envisions a network of bus shelters that enhance the experience of riding DART, enliven streetscapes and support regional connectivity by serving as visual landmarks and moments of creative inspiration while reinforcing a positive image of public transportation.

The DART art shelter program is made possible through the support of the DART Board of Commissioners as well as key investors including the Federal Transit Administration, the Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization and the City of Des Moines, in coordination with DART member communities.

The integration of public art into DART shelters is made possible through the collaboration and support of local project partners, neighborhood stakeholders and by the generous regional investment of Bravo Greater Des Moines.

Learn more about our upcoming art bus shelter installations:

6th Avenue Corridor

Drake University

Murals along routes

Murals Along DART Routes

Des Moines murals, or wall art, can be found in all corners of our community. The best part? All of it is accessible by transit! View which routes can take you to various murals in Greater Des Moines and enjoy the ride. See murals

Did we miss a mural? Let us know on social media or at dart@ridedart.com!

 

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