Cincinnati Accepts Artist Entries for Streetcar Design Competition

The city of Cincinnati is asking local artists to enter a design competition to renew the streetcar's exterior.  The winner will be announced in February.

The city of Cincinnati is looking for a new streetcar facade design and is asking local artists to take up the challenge.

According to a press release, city officials, Cincinnati Bell and ArtsWave are asking local artists to submit applications to design a new exterior enclosure for the streetcar. The selected artist will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

“As art connects us, so does the Cincinnati Bell Connector,” said Travis Jeric, Cincinnati’s streetcar director in a release. “We are excited to see the creativity of our local artists and how they reflect the theme.”

Officials say the new exterior design is part of Cincinnati Bell’s sponsorship and will not cost the city anything. It is also intended to complement the art-themed design unveiled during the tram’s five-year anniversary

Online entries from regional artists will be accepted for the design competition through January 9. The public votes on the top three designs and in mid-January an assessment committee chooses the winner.

The winning design will be announced February 2 in Music Hall during the kick-off of ArtsWave’s annual fundraiser.

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