The Tom Tom Festival, Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT), and Jaunt revealed this year’s first winning artist for the 7th annual City Art Bus competition. Each year, a mural wrap is installed on buses from both agencies, which travel on local roadways for the next year.
The Jaunt bus design, unveiled on Wednesday, October 20th at 10:00AM at the Center at Belvedere (540 Belvedere Boulevard, Charlottesville), features Lindsay Heider Diamond’s design, “Things to Teach Our Children,” a colorful illustration of children from international backgrounds, with values such as Love, Purpose, Honesty, and Understanding inscribed.
“We’re excited to be partnering again with the Tom Tom Festival on this public art initiative and we’re so proud to have Ms. Diamond’s design on one of our buses,” said Jody Saunders, Director of Public Relations at Jaunt. “The values that Ms. Diamond wove into her design truly complement the intent behind Jaunt’s service: compassionate, attentive, and inclusive transportation for everyone.”
Lindsay Heider Diamond has worked as a professional illustrator, graphic designer, and creative director on both coasts. Diamond created this design as a poster, initially to create an awareness of these values in our world and raise funds for the International Neighbors organization in Charlottesville, VA.
“My hope is that people who see the bus take a word or two away each time they view it passing and contemplate how they live by those values in their own life and encourage those values in others around them,” said Lindsay Heider Diamond. “May the bus design be a reminder that we are all able to continue to learn and grow and that we have the opportunity to start practicing and teaching these values every moment we are alive. We are never too young or too old.”
The two moving murals operate on bus lines throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle County. and will be seen by an estimated 200,000+ riders and residents.
Pictures of this year’s bus and more information on the City Art Bus competition can be found at http://www.tomtomfoundation.org/city-art-bus.