Ever notice that several of the bus stops around Athens are a bit more than your average steel and plexiglass structures? You’re witnessing the results of a national design competition by the name of “You, Me and the Bus Art Rocks!” Tonight, the Athens Area Arts Council (on which GMOA participates) invites you to celebrate the installation of four new bus shelters with specialty cakes, punch, arts and crafts and bus tours.
The Athens Area Art Council, in partnership with Athens-Clarke County and Athens Transit, began this project with the aim of decorating Athens’ streets with unique works of public art that pay tribute to the Athens music scene while also serving a functional purpose. To see the eight new winning designs chosen for round two as well as the four existing bus shelters and their locations, please click here.
The reception and ribbon cutting will be held tonight, October 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lyndon House Arts Center. Bus tours depart every half hour, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artists behind the designs. This event is free and open to the public.
Don’t miss out!