Art Bus - City as a Canvas

Art Bus in the City


Since 2014, Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) has partnered with the Tom Tom Founders Festival to promote art in the community. The initiative, titled City as a Canvas, includes wall murals, street paintings, and bus wraps. To date, four artists have had their work transform city buses into moving murals.

These moving murals are placed into regular transit service allowing residents, visitors, and passengers the opportunity to enjoy colorful displays. The mural itself is a giant removable adhesive sticker. The sticker is temporary and can be removed without damaging the underlying paint and graphics.


  1. 2018
  2. 2017
  3. 2016
  4. 2015


Artist Sam Gray designed the 2018 Art Bus. Her nature concept has drawn a lot of attention in the Charlottesville area.

2018 Art Bus Winner