Artwork Planned for Future Light Rail Line
A project called “Cultivate Bottineau” will create unique identifiable pieces of art at future light rail stops. The McKnight Foundation is supporting the effort and putting a call out for artists.
The official start date for construction of the Bottineau Light Rail line is still unknown. However, despite the uncertainty, plans are in place for artwork at stops along the Bottineau line – which will run through Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, and Robbinsdale.
“We hope to really build and grow our artist networks,” said Jennifer Jordan, LRT project manager for Brooklyn Park. “So as we put more permanent pieces in we could have the potential to have arts pieces at each station in Brooklyn Park. That’s something we might work towards.
The project is called “Cultivate Bottineau.”
Jordan says local artists should submit their ideas or work in the coming weeks. No designs or drawings have been chosen yet.
“I think we are hoping to create a sense of place for each station,” Jordan said. “So that folks who aren’t familiar with Brooklyn Park really can identify. I am at the 85th Avenue Station or I am at the 63rd Avenue Station.”
The McKnight Foundation is supporting the effort. An organization called Springboard for the Arts is putting out the call for artists.
There will be an information session in Brooklyn Park on May 1 and a training event in Crystal on May 4.