The Oregon Coast Art Bus is a mobile art classroom - delivering free, fun creative learning projects to students throughout Lincoln County. Funded by the K-12 Summer Learning Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, the goal of the Art Bus is to remove barriers to arts learning for youth and adults in rural coast communities. It is a program of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts.
The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is inviting the public to a celebration to reveal the wrap on the new bus. At 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 there will be a chance to view and celebrate the Arts bus at the Newport Performing Arts Center parking lot . There will be a brass ensemble from the Newport Symphony Orchestra that will herald the arrival of the newly wrapped bus. Once the bus is unveiled, local youth will be invited to experience its art activities.
The Celebrate Oregon! artwork was created by the Cultural Trust to honor the diverse cultures that call Oregon home. It is a vibrant tapestry of Oregon geography into which are woven 127 symbols that depict our shared arts, history and humanities. More than 100 people, including nominators, interested artists, jury members and content experts were involved in the design process. A QR code takes viewers to an interactive key describing the symbols and their meaning to Oregon culture.
The bus wrap was designed by Celebrate Oregon! artist Liza Mana Burns, who will be present. The Cultural Trust sponsored the bus wrap.