Bus Stop Public Art Pinpoints City’s Growing Latino Community

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photo courtesy Andy Dahl/Southeast CDC
photo courtesy Andy Dahl/Southeast CDC

Over the last couple of weeks, a bus stop in Highlandtown became one of Baltimore’s newest pieces of public art. The piece also happens to say something about the community.

The giant push pin scultpture at  is the latest work of artist Rachel Timmins, and build team Tim Scofield and Kyle Miller. They also created the much-loved “Bus” sculpture outside the Creative Alliance on East Ave. This project, which is a collaboration between residents, the Southeast CDC and the Baltimore Highlands Neighborhood Association, was the recipient of a $25,000 Transformative Art Prize from the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

 

Along with the pushpin, the bus stop now has a sign saying “Estamos Aqui.” Translating to “We Are Here,”the sculpture pays tribute to the Latino community of the Baltimore Highlands and larger Highlandtown community. Along with a traditional pushpin, the color palette is also consistent with Google Maps.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Technical.ly Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.