The Baltimore Bus Stop You’ll Never Forget

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There is a movement by Baltimore City to get more art in public places.

As Mike Schuh reports, you’ll know you’re at the next site of the installation as soon as you see it.

Last week, we showed you the Ravens’ head smoker built by sculptor Tim Scofield for a Towson deli. Last year, we brought you the giant Highlandtown bus stop he made with his business partner, Kyle Miller, and a group of international artists.

Here are their latest plans: a bus stop that will transform a corner in Baltimore Highlands near Patterson Park.

“And we’re playing off the idea of a map, a push-pin map,” Scofield said.

You won’t be able to miss it, though it’s tiny on the plans.

“This is it—actual life, real life—larger than life. It’s about six feet high,” he said.

The pin is a re-purposed light pole.

Rachel Timmins is an artist; she collaborated with neighbors to finalize the design.

“It’s just a massive pin drop for a map and it’s putting our neighborhood on the map. It says, `We are here; we matter and this neighborhood matters,'” she said.

You’ll remember it when you see it—and you’ll probably remember what it says: “We are here” but writ large in Spanish.

“The majority of our neighborhood is Latino,” she said.

Scofield loves such inspiration and notes there are a lot of bus stops in a lot of neighborhoods.

“You got a cool bus stop idea, we can make more and we’d like to,” he said.

So soon, in a place where you can’t hear a pin drop, a pin is dropping.

The bus stop is being installed on November 7; the grand opening is on the 14th.

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