RIDE Solutions, the Roanoke Arts Commission and the Greater Roanoke Transit Company are thrilled to present the 3rd Annual Art by Bus program. Art by Bus promotes the value of public transportation to our community by bringing visual arts, musical performances, and inspired writing onto the valley’s bus network.
If you are like me, you may be feeling increasingly detached from real, in-person contact with other people. I keep up with my friends on social media, communicate with my professors largely through email, attend some of my classes online, and (when I’m not on the bus) drive in my car alone. Yes, I see my classmates and coworkers daily, but new conversations with new people seem few and far between. In public places, where it used to be common for random people to strike up conversations, most people are now silently absorbed in their phones or earbuds, hesitant to chat.