Artists Sought to Beautify Park Road Underpass

A work of art in an underpass? Rockville, CSX Transportation and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Art in Transit Program are offering the right artist $100,000 to make that happen at the Park Road underpass.

The underpass is near two residential neighborhoods, East Rockville and Lincoln Park, and is close to Rockville Town Center. The project will encompass concrete walls on each side of the underpass, each of which is composed of two sections, one owned by WMATA and the other by CSXT. The city owns the lights and conduits in the underpass. Beautifying the underpass is among the Mayor and Council’s priority initiatives for Rockville.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 30. Details about this nationwide call for artists, with requirements for submissions, can be found at www.rockvillemd.gov/AIPP. For more information, contact arts programs supervisor Betty Wisda at 240-314-8681 or bwisda@rockvillemd.gov.