Public Art


Enhancing Public Transportation Through Art

is a collaborative partnership between LexArts and LexTran and is the result of a juried photography competition. The winning photographer for 2011 - 2012 is, Michael Wayne,  of Lexington.  A total of four artworks are contained inside lightboxes will be on display and available for public viewing through June 2012. LexArts plans to sponsor future competitions for rotating display at the Transit Center, 200 East Vine Street.




The winning photographers from 2010 were, Mary Rezny and Don Ament, both of Lexington. 

Carnival on Alexandria by Mary Rezny

Ms. Rezny’s photographs are titled Carnival on Alexandria and Summer in Downtown. Mr. Ament’s works are titled Intergalactic Honda and Psychedelic Cyclist.   Both photographers responded to the call for photographs depicting various life activities and their connection with public transportation.   Each artist will receive a $500 honorarium for their winning work.          

LexTran has been actively engaged in public art displays with LexArts since 2008 and the introduction of a mural titled The History of Public Transportation painted on the side of a newly constructed bus fuel/wash building on W. Loudon Avenue. LexTran has also partnered with Art in Motion and various other community organizations in developing two public art shelters, Bottlestop on Versailles Road and Artstop at the corner of Third Street and Elm Tree Lane. 

The public art displays at LexTran facilities are made available through Federal Transit Administration transit enhancement grants.