Young artist ready to ‘Go everywhere!’

By Gordon Shattles

Sophie Wilson in front of her DART bus.
Photo courtesy of DART

Sophia Wilson, an eighth-grade student at Charles M. Blalack Middle School in Carrollton, is this year’s Best of Show winner in Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) annual Student Art Contest. Sophia’s artwork, based on this year’s theme “Go here. Go there. Go everywhere” gave students from kindergarten through 12th grade an opportunity to show all the places (literally and otherwise) that DART can take them. The 2023 DART Student Art Contest is made possible with community partners: Dallas Museum of Art, Half Price Books, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Dallas Zoo, the Dallas Children’s Aquarium, the Dallas Arboretum and Toyota. The winning artwork will be seen at DART rail stations, buses and inside trains, as well as on display at the Dallas Museum of Art, Love Field Airport, and on DART’s website, 

View all the winning entries at