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Greenlink bus shelter art contest adds to art in public places

More than 95 works of colorful, original art can be found along streets and in parks around the City of Greenville. Now, Greenville’s art in public places includes bus shelters.

In collaboration with the City of Greenville’s Arts in Public Places Commission and Youth Commission, Greenlink, Greenville County’s public transit system, has enhanced nine of its bus shelters with inspiring artwork by local students.

Greenlink’s inaugural Bus Shelter Art Contest received 59 submissions from Greenville area high school students, according to Marketing and Public Affairs Manager Nicole McAden.

“We were so impressed with the quality of the student artwork we received,” McAden said. “The art adds to placemaking and the feeling of pride in the community.”

Greenlink identified several shelter locations within the city limits and designed the scope of the project. The Greenville Youth Commission assisted in contacting local high schools to raise awareness about the contest and a panel of seven judges selected the top nine designs.

The Arts in Public Places Commission awarded $3,500 to fund production costs to have the winning artwork digitized and installed inside bus shelters throughout the City of Greenville with a vinyl wrap.

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The winning artists are:

Sydney Brooks, Wade Hampton High School, “Greenville Attractions”

Brianna Bruce, Fine Arts Center, “My Greenville”

McKinley Copenhaver, Christ Church Episcopal School, “Intersected with Nature”

Kayla Covington, Fine Arts Center, “Local Landmarks”

Jamie Lee, Blue Ridge High School/Fine Arts Center, “City of Art”

Sophia Lin, Wade Hampton High School/Fine Arts Center, “Downtown Daily”

Sofia Ossmann, Christ Church Episcopal School, “Snapshots”

Natalie Phillips, Mauldin High School, “Pieces of Beautiful Greenville”

Emslie Wallace, Veritas Preparatory School, “Details of Our City”

Go HERE to view and interactive map of the locations of the installed murals.

Photos courtesy of the City of Greenville.

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