City As Canvas transforms Charlottesville with public art, residencies, public engagement, and community building through diverse works of high caliber.


Mural Project

For 3 years, the Tom Tom Mural Project has been engaging local and regional artists at multiple sites throughout Charlottesville. The murals created during the week of each year’s festival inspire people to reimagine their neighborhoods as opportunities for creativity and expression year-round.

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City Art Bus

Tom Tom and Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) team up to create a 35 foot moving mural. Seen by 200,000+ people every year, the City Art Bus is a large part of Tom Tom’s initiative to bring art into the public sphere in resourceful new ways.

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Art Competition

The Downtown Banner competition brought original artwork to the Downtown Mall and Charlottesville transit shelters throughout the month of April. From over xx submissions, 16 pieces were selected for presentation. The public was invited to vote and one banner was chosen to receive a $1,000 cash prize.

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