Local Artists Transform Lynn Bus Stops Through 'Art On The Move' Initiative

Photo: Carl Stevens (WBZ)

LYNN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Waiting for the bus in Lynn just got a little more colorful.

"Art on the Move," a new initiative between the city's Public Arts Commission and the BostonBRT Initiative, has transformed seven of Lynn's bus stops into canvases for seven local artists.

Project director Adrian Gill told WBZ NewsRadio Thursday that the goal was to make the transit experience for people at a bus stop more enjoyable.

"We want to make a beautiful place to wait," Gill said.

Lynn's Art and Culture Planner LaCrecia Thomson also expressed enthusiasm over the newly painted bus shelters.

"Why not make the process of waiting for the bus to get on with your day, why not make it more pleasurable, more creative, give people something to think about, while also showcasing fantastic artists and celebrating your city," Thomson said.

"We really look at this as a set, not just as individual bus stops," said Gill. So what we have [are] seven bus stops with artists’ work, but it’s one exhibit."

In addition to the new artwork, city officials have upgraded the stops with bike racks, new signage, and maps.

WBZ's Carl Stevens (@CarlWBZ) reports.

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