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MARTA Artbound Debuts Unique Art Installation at Bus Stops

Rinse + Repeat Features Stenciled Poetry That Appears When it Rains

MARTA’s public art program Artbound announces the debut of Rinse + Repeat, a unique art project featuring the work of Atlanta poets. Poems are stenciled onto the concrete at ten metro Atlanta bus shelters and are invisible until they are rained upon.

“We are excited to feature the work of so many talented poets and think this is such a unique way to celebrate their words,” said Art in Transit Director Katherine Dirga. “It may be the only time you hope it rains as you’re waiting for the bus, under the shelter of course!”

Featured artist and curator Ahmariah Jackson, known as ANON The Griot, led a panel of judges in selecting the poems from a diverse group of submissions from across metro Atlanta. The poets and their poems were celebrated at a recent event at West End rail station. View the work of ANON The Griot here Home | Anonthegriot.

One percent of MARTA’s annual budget is allocated for its Artbound program which was developed to enhance the ridership experience through visual and performing arts.

 

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1 Comment

  1. Steven Lindsay August 12, 2022 9:54 am

    That’s nice, but isn’t it more important bus stops have basic Shelter and even Sidewalks? Most stops have NOTHING! Like a third world country. To increase ridership MARTA and government deps such as DOT, Planning etc need to treat users as better than 2nd class citizensReport

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