The City of Roanoke Arts Commission, Ride Solutions and the Greater Roanoke Transit Authority are partnering to once again present a unique public art project in spring 2018. Up to four Valley Metro buses will display artworks selected from the City of Roanoke’s Regional Public Art Collection during the months of March and April.
I caught a chunk of a story on WVTF the other day concerning the role of bus stops in the Soviet Union – specifically, how bus stops were used to communicate individualism and local culture in a society dominated by a Communistic emphasis on industrial regularity.
RIDE Solutions, the Roanoke Arts Commission, and the Greater Roanoke Transit Company (GRTC) will unveil the art, musicians, and writer for the 2nd annual Art by Bus program, this Thursday at 10 at GRTC’s administrative offices.
A big thank you to NADO (the National Association of Development Organizations) for its recognition of our Art by Bus program. We received a 2015 Innovation Award for the effort, with which the Regional Commission‘s Executive Director, Wayne Strickland, poses in the photos below.