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CTA selects artists for Red Line projects

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January 07, 2014|By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz | RedEye

The CTA has selected nine artists to create work for eight South Side Red Line stations that underwent renovation last year.

The works will join other artwork at the stations between 35th and 87th Streets. Cermak-Chinatown, meanwhile, will receive its first piece of artwork.

All but one artist is from Chicagoland, and installation of the art will begin late this year. Two artists will be working on the 63rd Street stop.

Nine Red Line stations south of Roosevelt Road were closed for five months last year so the CTA could install new track and update the stations. The 95th Street station is undergoing a more elaborate art process.

The CTA said the budget for the artwork for the eight stations is $590,000. The agency issued a call for artists in June and received 300-plus submissions.

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