Program began in 1991

CLEVELAND -- In accordance with federal guidelines, the Board of Trustees of the Greater Cleveland Regional Authority (RTA) established the Arts in Transit program in 1991. The first committee members were appointed later that year.

By Board policy, one percent of a project's construction costs must be set aside for public art.

Since 1991, more than 20 works of art have been placed on permanent display in various media at:

  • Rail stations.
  • Transit centers.
  • The Walkway to Gateway.

Who's on the Arts in Transit Committee

The Arts in Transit Committee, chaired by Maribeth Feke, includes representatives from:

  • Schools.
  • Museums.
  • Private businesses.
  • Universities and community colleges.
  • Non-profit organizations.
  • Theater groups and foundations.


  • Oversee the art selection process, including the selection of artists, review of art proposals, and selection of final art projects.
  • Develop community panels to aid in the selection of any project designed around an RTA facility.
  • Compile an annual art plan, including any exhibits, visual, functional, and performing arts projects.
  • Recommend additional sources of funding, consistent with the objectives and provisions of the program.
  • Recommend the removal of existing art installations.