SFMTA and San Francisco Beautiful Kick-Off Muni Art 2019
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and San Francisco Beautiful will kick-off of the 2019 Muni Art Project on Wednesday, January 9, at 11 am on the Polk Street steps of San Francisco’s City Hall. The 2019 theme, “Connecting Our Community” is a collaboration with The Poetry Society of America. A Muni bus with a selection of the art will be on site at the event for the public to tour. Join artists and poets at the Koret Auditorium in the Main Library, 100 Larkin Street for a book signing celebration at 5:30 pm.
2019 Muni Art
Joining San Francisco Beautiful and the Poetry Society of America, the SFMTA announced the five winners of the 2019 Muni Art project, celebrating the theme "Connecting Our Community.”
The five winning artists will have their newly created work presented along with five poems selected by the Poetry Society of America, all by local poets, displayed on 100 Muni buses that will be transformed into rolling art galleries beginning in January 2019.
The 2019 Muni artists are:
Bhavna Misra- Alameda
Crystal Vielula - San Francisco
Arthur Koch - San Francisco
Nick Cook - High School Student, Marin
Christine Weibel - San Francisco
The theme this year, “Connecting Our Community” is a collaboration with The Poetry Society of America (sponsors of Poetry in Motion ®) who selected the five poems that each Muni artist will creatively interpret.
The five poets and poems are:
Francisco X. Alarcon - “One Big Family”, “Una Gran Familia”
Brenda Hillman - from “Time Problem”
Jane Hirshfield - “Optimism”
Cedar Sigo - from “Our Lives”
C. Dale Young - from “The Bridge”