Arts and Culture

Rail riders come aboard for Art-on-the-Line

Art enthusiasts will have an opportunity to tour the public art on the southwest and southeast lines of the RTD light-rail system Nov. 8 beginning at 9:45 a.m.

DU ART!, a volunteer support group for the School of Art and Art History at the University of Denver, is sponsoring the tours.

Participants can tour either the southeast or southwest lines. Both tours will include commentary by a public figure in the art world as well as discussion by local artists who have created pieces at the specific sites.

Artist Richard Elliot designed the Bellevue Station piece called “Thunder Over the Rockies,” which is made of 4,000 roadway reflectors.

“I think public art is very important for our country and our culture,” says Elliot. “Ninety percent of the population of our country will never own a piece of art that costs more than $1,000. For a lot of people, the only place they will encounter art is in a public place.”

The event costs $45 and includes a light-rail pass for the event and lunch. Those touring the southeast line will meet at University Station on Buchtel Boulevard; those touring the southwest line will meet at the Broadway Station at I-25 and Broadway.

Anyone interested should reserve a spot by Nov. 4 by calling 303-871-2846.

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