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The Mayor’s Star Council (MSC) has teamed up with DART and local Dallas artists on an unparalleled initiative—The Bus Stop Project—and we want you to join us. Together with our partners, MSC is creating the opportunity for artwork envisioned by local high school students to be showcased at select DART bus stops in Southern Dallas and throughout the city. Each unique installation reflects local history and the students’ hopes and dreams for their community. Through our interactive curriculum, the students from Mayor’s Rising Star Council spend hours talking, dreaming and visioning with local artists, who then turn their hopes for their neighborhood into an artistic representation that is displayed in the selected bus stop.

Are you passionate about the Arts? Education? Dallas history? Do you want to help beautify our city while promoting the history and culture of Dallas’ unique communities? Apply to create a bus stop art installation in Dallas in tandem with local DISD students through the Mayor’s Star Council.

The Mayor’s Star Council (MSC) is issuing a Call to Artists and/or artist teams interested in creating unique artwork to serve as bus stop installations at specific locations in Dallas. Each Bus Stop Project installation is sponsored by private donors and maintained by DART as part of a network of art installations in DART bus shelters. 

Please click here to read our request for proposals
and submission requirements.

inaugural bus stop installation ceremony
august 24, 2017
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Each unique art installation

  • Encourages local DISD students through our Student Curriculum to envision and take ownership for the future of their communities.

  • Highlights the history and culture of the neighborhood in Dallas the art is located in.

  • Connects Northern & Southern Dallas and promotes a unified city.

  • Incorporates the brand or logo of the sponsor along with our community partners.

The Student Curriculum

To create each unique bus stop art installation, the Mayor’s Star Council and our team of artists and community partners lead students through a dynamic curriculum. We interactively engage students in the unique history and culture of Dallas neighborhoods while encouraging them to envision the future of their communities.

5 Key Components

1. Bus Stop Project Introduction.  

2. Historical Education Lesson focusing on the particular location or neighborhood of the bus stop the students will help envision art for.

3. Interactive Field Trip & Community Vision Brainstorming to gather thoughts, visuals, and ideas to be collected, posted and discussed together.

4. Lunch Break, Live Artist Drafting & Collection of Student Feedback.

5. Student Vote on Final Bus Stop Art to be showcased at the bus stop.

Our students are the inspiration and final selectors for each and every installation in this public art project.  While students uncover local history and are encouraged toward civic engagement, they also gain exposure to other young role models active in Dallas’ civic life as well as careers in the arts.

Ways to Engage

Submit a Stop—Have an idea for a great Bus Stop Project location or little-known piece of Dallas history worth highlighting through public art? Submit your concept to the Bus Stop Project team below.

Visit—Check out the artwork by visiting our current bus stop installations! Travel by DART Bus to one stop or plan your route to see several stops. Visit the DART website to see a map of current installations (coming soon).

Share—Snap a selfie when you come across a Bus Stop Project art installation and share it on social media. Tell us what you learned, who you connected with, and what you’d like to see next. Be sure to like us on Facebook, and use our hashtags #MSCBusStop #MayorStarCouncil.

become a bus stop project sponsor
click here to see a list of our current sponsors

Are you passionate about the Arts? Education? Dallas history? Highlight the unique history and culture of Dallas neighborhoods. Encourage local students to envision the future of their communities. Connect Dallasites across geographic bounds. Sponsor a bus stop in Dallas designed and created in tandem with local artists and students through the Mayor’s Star Council.

Become a Sponsor— Highlight your company or a charitable cause directly on the artwork envisioned by local students at one or two bus stop locations in Southern Dallas and throughout the city. Bus Stop Project installations may include those located near area high schools, historic landmarks, community and commercial centers or other sites of significance in Southern Dallas.

  • One Bus Stop: $10,000

  • Two Bus Stops: $20,000

Bus Stop Project Sponsor Benefits

  • Name or logo included directly on bus stop artwork,  MSC website, and promotional materials dedicated to highlighting the Bus Stop Project.

  • Invitation to art visioning and development sessions with students and local Dallas artists.

  • VIP invitation to all major Mayor’s Star Council events including Engage Dallas, our annual leadership summit.

  • Featured in Mayor’s Star Council press releases, newsletter, social media and Annual Impact Report.

contact us

MSC Bus Stop Project Chair, Ashley Bryan Flores,