New Designs Selected for 10-Year Celebration of ART-ON-THE-MOVE Public Art Project

News posted Feb. 17, 2017 - 11:00 am
Art on the Move

The City of Raleigh Arts Commission, in partnership with GoRaleigh, has selected 11 original designs by local artists for the fifth round of the City public art project, ART-ON-THE-MOVE.

A 12th design is being created by artist Peter Marin, working with Raleigh Youth Council teens at Pullen Arts Center.

ART-ON-THE-MOVE places original art on the sides of GoRaleigh buses for a period of six months. The first ART-ON-THE-MOVE buses were unveiled in September 2007. The latest designs will be officially unveiled as a part of the 2017 Artsplosure Festival in May.

“We are grateful for 10 years of amazing public art collaboration between GoRaleigh and the Raleigh Arts Commission, with this year’s selected art designs being a reflection of Raleigh’s rich diversity of art and life,” said City Public Art Director Kim Curry-Evans.

All artwork submissions for ART-ON-THE-MOVE were reviewed by a panel comprised of community members and representatives from the Arts Commission and GoRaleigh. Final selections were recommended by the review panel, and approved by the Arts Commission and the Raleigh Transit Authority.

In addition to Peter Marin, the selected artists are Patrick Fitzgerald, Paul Friedrich, Rich Gurnsey, Amy Hoppe, Simon Lavit, Keith Norval, Jillian Ohl, Alexis Price, Robert Quinn, Mike Slobot, and Dan Woodruff. Artists Chris Pilley and Amy Sawyer were selected as alternates and will have their designs reproduced on placards that will be placed inside selected buses for a period of 30 days.

The artists have created a virtual art gallery on wheels with a wide range of imaginative designs, including tributes to Raleigh’s diverse flora and fauna, images inspired by the City parks, and a robot factory referencing Raleigh’s robust tech industry.

(Image: ART-ON-THE-MOVE design, “Neighborhood Walk,” by Jillian Ohl.)

For more information, contact

  • Kim Curry-Evans, Public Art Coordinator, Office of Raleigh Arts, 919-996-4688
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