It’s all about finding joy in the little places—the hidden cracks and crevices of daily life that make everything a little less bleak. And there’s perhaps nothing that can be as potentially bleak as public transport.
Luckily, Beth Inglish, Nashville MTA, and Studio 208 have teamed up to make riding the bus a little more . . . joyful. They wrapped a metro bus in artwork inspired by Inglish’s painting Pure Joy. The bus, like the artwork, is an immersive experience that breathes life back into what could be an otherwise ordinary and boring commute.
Nashville is seeing the bus off on its maiden voyage this Thursday at The Studio 208: Joy For All Joy Ride. Ingles is hosting open gallery hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and then cocktails, a discussion with the artist, and joy rides on The Joy Bus from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Interested in potentially winning free bus passes for a month? Compose a poem and email it to [email protected] for a chance to win month’s worth of rides on The Joy Bus. Plus, they’ll put your poem on the outside of the bus—how cool is that?
Find more information here.