On 17 March 2016, the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation (GDMPAF), in partnership with the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART), unveiled the a public art bus wrap by artists Susan Chrysler White during the Hoops & Hops special event in downtown Des Moines. The unveiling location was Cowles Commons, 221 Walnut Street, in downtown Des Moines, IA (West of 3rd Street, between Locust and Walnut Streets)
Through its ongoing initiative, Project Spaces, the GDMPAF seeks to place compelling, temporary works of art in highly accessible and visible public spaces. The bus wrap is one of these initiatives and the third of four planned public art bus wraps featuring artists’ one-of-a-kind designs. Each design is a full wrap that covers the exterior of a large transit bus.
“My work is often influenced by the seasons. This work and the imagery reflect my vision of Summer and the changes it brings to the natural world and manufactured world. Plant and animal life flourish with drama, we are faced with volatile weather; extreme heat, torrential rain, tornadoes, yet there’s a lightness that cannot be felt any other time of year.”Susan Chrysler White
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