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NEWS BRIEF: MARTA art project engenders positive creativity from passengers

Artists waiting for a train

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Photo credit: CL File
Patron Waiting while MARTA Train Zooms By

Public art incubator Flux Project has teamed up with the Atlanta Design Festival and MARTA Artbound to launch Railtalk-Re-Connect, an interactive social design installation that allows riders to leave positive messages of inspiration throughout various MARTA stations.

Railtalk-Re-Connect will be featured in the North Springs, Doraville, Lindbergh Center, West End, College Park, H.E. Holmes, and Indian Creek stations for five months, starting Wednesday, June 8, and wrapping up during the Atlanta Design Festival, October 1-9.

“This project aims to create unexpected interactions between transit riders and provide entertainment for those waiting for their train or bus,” said MARTA’s Art in Transit Director Katherine Dirga. “We’ve been through a lot these past two years and I think we could all use some words of encouragement or even a good laugh. I hope everyone takes a moment in their travels to have some fun with Railtalk-Re-Connect.” fluxprojects.org