Bus Shelter

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The Bus Shelter art installations brighten the mundane with original works from Emeryville artists celebrating flora and fauna. The program started in October 2009 and is currently in its 5th iteration. Every four months a new artist has the opportunity to install four original works in four bus shelters. Artists have been chosen through a juried process and employ an amazing range of media, including pen and ink, digital collage, drawings, mixed media sculpture, oil on canvas, painting and collage, scanned plant material, acrylic and oil on panel, and neon sculpture. Selected artists are provided half sized copies of the four works and $1,250 per original image ($5,000). 

How do I submit work to the Bus Shelter program?


Future calls are expected biannually as the program is ongoing, each odd  year. The 2023 call as here  closes April 18, 2023.  Look out for other initiatives such as our Mural Program on our City Initiatives for Local Artists page.

Where can I see the Bus Shelter public art?

The Bus Shelter Public Art Program expands the reach of the City’s Art in Public Places Program to four bus shelters. The shelters included in the program are located: 

Current Installations


The City is currently contracting for displaying eight artists living or working in Emeryville for four months each between January 1, 2021 and August 31, 2023.  


Prior Installation - Artist Information

Phase VI January 2019 and December 2020 and included the following artists:

current program

Prior Installation – Artist Information

Phase IV ran from January 2017 to December 2018 and included the following artists:


Phase III ran from January 2015 to December 2016 and included the following artists:


Phase II ran from November 2012 to October 2014 and included the following artists:


Phase I ran from October 2009 to October 2012 and included the following artists:


You can see a full slideshow of all prior Bus Shelter Art here.