The TJPA voluntarily committed $4.75 million to fund the acquisition of artwork for the Program and engaged the San Francisco Arts Commission to manage and oversee the planning and development of the public art program.
The TJPA’s commitment is in the spirit of the City and County of San Francisco’s “Percent for Art Ordinance,” which allocates two percent of construction costs for the inclusion of public art in the civic structures and facilities, and is consistent with policies established by the Federal Transit Administration encouraging the inclusion of art in transportation facilities.
Phase I of the art program consisted of the installation of four large-scale, permanent, commissioned artworks in the Transit Center. These artworks merge seamlessly with the grand and elegant architecture of the facility.
Depending on the availability of funding, Phase II of the art program may include opportunities for artists to create smaller scaled works in the passenger lobbies, corridors, passageways, pedestrian entrances, as treatment of temporary, construction-related chain link fencing, and in a new park planned at Second and Howard Streets.