Muni Art 2017 winners announced


Last year, SFMTA teamed up with SF Beautiful to hold a contest. This wasn’t sports or anything. It was a competition in which the public voted for their favorite artist to have their work adorning Muni buses all over town. So rad.

The contest and campaign went so well, they’ve come back for another round.

And this year’s winners are …

  1. Teens of SF (pictured above), Monica Tiulescu (606 votes)
  2. Bit by Bit, Lillian Shanahan (446 votes)
  3. (tie) Las Historias, Luis Pinto (443 votes)
  • (tie) City Walks, Counterpoint Studio (Peter Tonningsen and Lisa Levine) (443 votes)
  • (tie) Sight Seeing, Todd Kurnat (443 votes)

Here’s what SF Beautiful’s Darcy Brown had to say about the campaign:

“Every year the public vote is so exciting,” said Darcy Brown, Executive Director of San Francisco Beautiful. “This project is such an important addition to the San Francisco arts scene because it highlights five local artists and gets their work in front of, not only the thousands of people who participate in the vote but over 700,000 Muni riders every day for four months. What young artist doesn’t dream of an opportunity like that?”

SFMTA’s Ed Reiskin added:

“This project is a win-win for both the artists and the riding public who were engaged in the voting process from the very beginning,” said SFMTA Director of Transportation, Ed Reiskin. “These local artists can be proud to showcase their work across our city, which will add another round of engaging art to our Muni trips.”


That’s Monica’s winning piece at the top of this post. Below are the other four, in the order of the final vote tabulation.


Bit by Bit by Lillian Shanahan

Las Historias by Luis Pinto

Las Historias by Luis Pinto

City Walks by Counterpoint Studio (Peter Tonningsen and Lisa Levine)

City Walks by Counterpoint Studio (Peter Tonningsen and Lisa Levine)

Sight Seeing by Todd Kurnat

Sight Seeing by Todd Kurnat

Check out the winners for Muni Art 2016.

Thanks to everyone who voted. Be sure to look for the art on your Muni rides starting January 2017.

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