Calling All Artists – MTA is Looking for Art in New Bronx Metro-North Stations
The MTA selects creative minds to create artwork for new upcoming Metro-North stations in the Bronx. News 12 spoke to the MTA to find out more about what they are looking for.
The MTA has commissioned more than 50 artwork in Bronx subway and railroad stations so far, and now they’re adding more fun for commuters.
“Artists will create work that speaks to this place and the work will be for the people who use this place,” said Sandra Bloodworth, director of MTA Arts and Design.
East Bronx is expected to have four ADA-accessible Metro-North stations, including one at Hunts Point in which artwork will be integrated.
Bloodworth invites artists to submit their portfolios. Four finalists will be chosen per station to create design proposals. The new stations, also at Morris Park, Co-op City and Parkchester, are part of the Penn Station Access Project.
This will connect Penn Station to Metro-North’s New Haven line, dramatically reducing travel times to the Bronx, Westchester and Connecticut. Assemblyman Kenny Burgos, who represents Hunts Point, says it’s a chance for artists to show off the best of the Bronx.
Artists have until March 4 to apply. The new stations are expected to be completed in 2027.