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CityLYNX Gold Line Public Art
Reminiscent of days gone by, the CityLYNX Gold Line project will revive streetcar transportation in Charlotte, and the public art in each shelter will honor memories specific to the Queen City. Project artist Nancy O’Neil delved into archives, libraries, and personal collections to uncover treasures of the City's bygone days. Images she chose will be encapsulated in glass in the windscreens of each passenger shelter like a permanent city wide family album to share with generations to come.
CityLYNX Gold Line Map ​
 

The Gold Line will begin at the Charlotte Transportation Center, travel by Time Warner Cable Arena and the Government District, through Central Piedmont Community College on Elizabeth Avenue, and end in front of Novant Health on Hawthorne Avenue.


Streetcar Stop Public Art

O’Neil took inspiration from the areas directly adjacent  to each of the six streetcar stops so that when standing in each shelter, the rider can both experience the location in the present while considering the area's past.
 
Click on the images below to find details and sources of the materials used for each shelter's art.

​​CTC/Arena StopCTC Arena Station Art Outbound Shelter

The art highlights commerce and travel on Trade Street. 

 
 McDowell Street Stop​​
 
The art celebrates the diversity and history of Charlotte's First and Second Wards.
 
 Davidson Street Stop Davidson Street Outbound Stop Art
 
The artist honors those who work to keep the City safe.

 

Central Piedmont Community College Stop​ 

The art focuses on education and aspiration as well as development along Little Sugar Creek.

 
 Elizabeth Ave. & Hawthorne Stop
 
This art preserves the memories of the historic suburb of Elizabeth.

 

 
 Hawthorne & 5th Street Stop
 

The art considers Charlotte's first public park and a hospital with an educational history.

Artist Bio
 
Nancy O’Neil is a glass artist living and working in New Orleans, Louisiana. She constantly experiments with glass techniques that involve blown glass, collage, cast glass blocks, stained glass, and more, though her true passion is capturing the study of place and the passage of time. O’Neil has been working in the public art sector since the 1980s, a field she enjoys because of the opportunity to create on a larger scale and for a broader audience. O’Neil earned a B.A. in Studio Art from Sarah Lawrence College.