Bus Shelters

Looking UpLooking Up
by Simon Donovan & Ben Olmstead

Location:
Banner Baywood Medical Center
6644 Baywood Avenue

The intent of this sculpture/shelter is to create a monumental steel sculptural form of both grace and earthiness. In contrast the "ceiling of people in the sky looking up (or down) at you while you look up is meant to be whimsical, mystical and human in its depictions of ordinary people.

Momento by Rebecca RossMemento
by Rebecca Ross

Location:

Northeast corner, Center Street and First Avenue

In collaboration with Mesa Arts Center architects, local artist Rebecca Ross created this passenger shelter located on the northeast corner of Center Street and 1st Avenue.  Memento consists of photographs, both made in and inspired by the City's original square mile, that have been transferred onto porcelain enameled-steel for permanent display.  The artist states: "The pictures bear witness to a shared history and give a human face to this entry point into Mesa's new center for discovering the arts."

image of shelterDesert Oasis
by Damian Charette and Martin Moreno

Location:

Southeast corner, Broadway and Macdonald



Desert Oasis was created in part by the Xicanindio Cultural Arts and Youth Development Program, based at the East Valley Boys and Girls Club Grant Woods Branch in Mesa. The participants helped to develop the ceramic tile mosaic mounted on the seating and support elements.


 College Garden Station
College Garden Station
by Joe Tyler

Location:

Southeast corner, 
Southern & Dobson,


This distinctive copper and steel shelter is located along the north edge of the Mesa Community College campus, near the rose garden, and was dedicated April 5, 2005. The artist has designed and produced twelve other transit shelters in Tucson, Tempe, Scottsdale and Santa Fe, N.M. The project was funded in part by Development & Sustainability.

 Mesa Oasis
Mesa Oasis
by Joe Tyler

Location:

Southeast corner, Alma School & Southern

A Victorian bird cage provided the inspiration for this 20-foot tall steel and copper structure, which was dedicated June 5, 2004. The artist has designed and produced twelve other transit shelters in Tucson, Tempe, Scottsdale and Santa Fe, N.M. The project was funded in part by Development & Sustainability.    *Featured in On The Road Again...Creative Transportation Design, a publication of the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design.

 

"Double Incline" by Geoffrey BruceDouble Incline 
by Geoffrey Bruce

Location:

Northwest corner, Main and Hobson St.

Using corrugated and perforated metal, the artist created angled seats, contoured shade screens and a bright purple and yellow color scheme to make this piece distinctive.   The project was funded in part by Development & Sustainability.

 

"Bird's Eye Delight" by Colin BruceBird's Eye Delight 
by Colin Bruce

Location:

Main Street, south side, just east of Macdonald

The artist constructed this piece from painted steel, and it features knitted polyethylene shade canopies. The project was funded in part by Development & Sustainability.

 

"Armored Helix" by Eric WeberArmored Helix 
by Eric Weber

Location:

Main Street, south side, just east of Longmore

This piece is constructed from painted steel, and features a free-form sculptural shape that provides a unique design statement. The project was funded in part by Development & Sustainability.