More than 100,000 people saw Jay Vigon‘s design when they came to the Western Gateway Park to enjoy the Festival. The bus was unveiled to the public on Friday morning, June 26, then on view throughout the day and evening. On Saturday, all ages were able to ride the bus for free guided tours of public art in the downtown core!
The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation is grateful for Jay Vigon’s artistic vision and helping launch the second artist’s design to wrap an entire DART bus! Thank you DART, Des Moines Art Festival, and volunteers for partnering with us on this venture! With our ongoing Project Spaces initiative, the Public Art Foundation places compelling, temporary works of art in highly accessible and visible public space—and in this case, around a large transit bus! We hope that this bus will be a source of joy and inspiration to all!
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Remember to share your photographs of this bus: #ArtOnDART