Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART)

IA: Area Artists Showcase Artwork Inside DART Bus

Four area artists will exhibit artwork inside a DART bus, beginning June 26, in a pilot project “Art on DART.”

Sculpture, works on paper and paintings will be showcased in gallery-like displays on the interior of DART bus 1033. The bus will rotate throughout DART services as usual with location updates on Twitter (follow @ridedart). The exhibition will run Thursday, June 26, through Aug. 17.

Art on DART contributors are Rachel Buse, artist and educator; Benjamin Gardner, Associate Professor of Art at Drake University; Gary Hoff, Des Moines University Associate Professor and Chair; and Emily Newman, artist and educator. The project and exhibition were organized by artists Edward Kelley and Emily Newman with help from The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation and DART.

DART encourages riders to tweet or post using #artondart.