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MetroArts Program

Be a MetroArtist!

MetroArt's Mission – supporting CapMetro by working collaboratively to educate, inform and engage Central Texas residents about the value public transit brings to the community. We believe that art enhances rider experience and illustrates how CapMetro is part of the fabric of Central Texas by celebrating the arts, cultures and heritage of the communities in the service area.

CapMetro aims to help contribute to the building of community and culture throughout Central Texas through its public arts program by:

Open Call for Visual Artists and Selection Panel Members

Similar to how we’ve worked with musicians through the MetroArts – Music program,  we’re inviting local artists to apply to our MetroArts – Visual Arts program. CapMetro wants a strong network of artists who’ll be able to partner with us in creating meaningful public art on vehicles, at transit centers and in your own neighborhoods. CapMetro is also looking for people to apply to serve as paid jurors on its artists-pool selection panel.

Projects we’ve done in the past have included bus wraps, murals at transit facilities and art applied directly to bus shelters. Sound interesting? Please select apply now below and then fill out the application for consideration.


CapMetro is issuing a call for artists. The MetroArt program seeks to commission visual artists interested in working with the community to create and design original artwork for transportation projects.

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Selection Panel

Interested in helping us select artists to include? We're seeking jury members to select artists for our pool of public artists. This is a paid opportunity. Apply to be on our selection panel.

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Take a look at some of the wonderful highlights from past visual arts exhibits and contests. See the MetroArts page


Everyone knows Austin loves live music, and so what better way for us to keep this culture alive than with live musical performances? In collaboration with the city of Austin, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and the Downtown Austin Alliance, CapMetro is bringing MetroMusic to a bus stop near you.

Call for Musicians

CapMetro is issuing a call for any individual performer, band or other musical ensemble residing in the Austin area.

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Want to take your show on the road? Find out how. See the MetroMusic page for details and an opportunity to apply.