No, that isn’t an advertising wrap that you’re seeing on a bus. It is a giant mural in motion.
A total of 30 of TransLink’s 60-ft, three-door articulated buses will be plastered with public art in a partnership with Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG), with a theme of “How far do you travel?”
Various designs created by local artists Diyan Achjadi, Patrick Cruz, Rolande Souliere, Erdem Taşdelen and Anna Tormao will be shown on the buses throughout the year, beginning this month.
There will also be interior displays with messages that describe their artwork, as well as a series of free public events and activities that will take place on the buses when they are not in service.
“We are proud to work with CAG and share our space to showcase Canadian artists and their work,” said Michael McDaniel, President of Coast Mountain Bus Company, an operating subsidiary of TransLink, in a statement. “This is a unique partnership that allows us to support the local art community while enhancing the customer experience.”