Art + Transit

Enlivening the Daily Commute

Since the fall of 2018 local artists have been creating public art on bus shelters in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. These bright and delightful, eye-catching installations include the spray-painted stencil designs of Ingrid Erickson, the screen print posters of  Ron Liberti, and more.  

This project is made possible by collaborating with Chapel Hill Transit and aims to bring more artistic vibrancy to the daily commute.

Civil Rights Shelters

The Town of Chapel Hill observed the sixtieth anniversary of the Colonial Drug Store sit-in with bus shelter designs and a permanent historical marker honoring the Chapel Hill Nine. The sit-in sparked a decade of direct-action civil rights demonstrations in Chapel Hill. These shelters feature dramatic photos of protesters on Franklin Street from Jim Wallace’s book Courage in the Moment.