Local Artists Showcase Work at Proposed Light Rail Stop
The future of the Bottineau Light Rail Line may be up in the air due to a stalemate in discussions with BNSF railway. However, local cities and community organizations are proceeding as if the light rail project will happen. When it does, artwork will play a big role.
An event called ‘Art on the Line!‘, which showcases artwork and live music from local artists, took place Thursday evening, September 13 at the Metro Transit Park and Ride lot along 63rd Avenue and Bottineau Boulevard.
The location is one of the stops along the proposed light rail line.
Organizers are seeking feedback from local residents on what they’d like to see at the light rail station, and this event is one way they hope to build connections between artists and the surrounding community.
“All the artists involved have multiple activities going on all the time,” said Mira Kehoe, the lead artist representing ‘Art on the Line!’ “And so if people like what they hear, if they come out, they can check with the artists and find their web pages and their facebook pages and social media and check them out.”
Meanwhile, last week, the Metropolitan Council announced that the line’s opening day will be pushed back to 2024.