Public transit is focus in new Ann Arbor art exhibit

Toyota drives mobility through the arts

Student artwork featured in the exhibit (Photo: Razvan Andrei)
Student artwork featured in the exhibit (Photo: Razvan Andrei)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A new three-month multi-modal art exhibition focusing on mobility and transportation is coming to Ann Arbor.

In Transit, sponsored by Toyota Motor North America Research and Development, will run from September through November. 

The exhibition is a partnership between the Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide), and Washtenaw Community College (WCC). It will present artwork by more than 70 students of WCC's photographic technology program in all buses in TheRide's fleet, at the Ann Arbor Art Center, in Ann Arbor City Hall, and at other pop-up area locations highlighting the route and reach of TheRide.


The Ann Arbor Arts Center on W. Liberty (Photo: Ann Arbor Arts Center)

In Transit opens with a free, public kick-off party on September 15 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Ann Arbor Art Center (117 West Liberty Street), during which five Washtenaw Community College students will be awarded “Best of” cash prizes.


In Transit runs September through November (Photo: Ann Arbor Arts Center)

As part of the comprehensive program, Toyota's mobility impact grant supporting this project will facilitate community member access to their workplaces, schools, and social gathering places. Additionally, over 1,000 Toyota Mobility Passes will be donated to WCC students and five area nonprofits serving individuals with mobility constraints. 

"This wonderfully collaborative project is designed to highlight both our area's transit system and opportunities for mobility solutions that allow locals to enjoy all that our community has to offer," says Ann Arbor Art Center gallery director Megan Winkel. "It's yet another way that the arts can be a resource for general community progress, and for fun."

For more information about the activities of In Transit, including its moving, stationary, and pop-up exhibitions click here

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