The expanded T Line is opening for service at approximately 11 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 16!
You can explore seven new stations and the surrounding areas - and don't forget to check out the amazing public art that was inspired by Tacoma's history and community.
At the end of July last year, crews started to install the art pieces by Kenji Stoll to beautify the new stations.
Stoll is a visual artist based in Tacoma. He has an interest and focus in public art, large scale murals, design and community development.
"I think it's really important for people to see themselves in public art," Stoll said. "We are a part of this bigger thing, and we're all connected through that."
The way Stoll describes the pieces "is they're kind of 3-D puzzle expanded stars."
"Those layers of the stars are kind of built with different motifs and inspirations from parts of local history," he said. "Each station sits in a unique neighborhood of our city... and each has unique stories."
Learn more about the art and artist in this video:
In addition to admiring the art, there will be so many things to do on Saturday! You can:
- Check out the portraits along the route
- Grab a commemorative map
- Learn from local tour guides
- Enter to win amazing prizes through the Discover. Scan. Win. activity
- Take a #HelloTacoma selfie!
More stories on the T Line
Hopefully this isn't the first time you've run across our continuing coverage of this project.
Check out our past stories for more action shots and information.
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