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The City of Raleigh is turning the GoRaleigh R-LINE into the ART-LINE to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the Art-On-The-Move public art project. From 12pm – 4pm on Saturday, May 20 during Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival the bus will become a moving stage featuring performances by actors, comedians, poets, and musicians.
According to Sarah Powers, Executive Director of the Office of Raleigh Arts, “The ART-LINE is an exciting way to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of a successful public art collaboration between local artists, the Office of Raleigh Arts, and GoRaleigh. Attendees will have a chance to see Art-On- The-Move buses up close while enjoying shows by a great line-up of performers.”
Performers include Carly Prentice Jones, Christiane, Clean Stand-Up Comedy on the R-LINE, Dasan Ahanu, Dwight Hawkins & the Piedmont Highballers, the Nickel Creek Shakespeare Girls, and Seed Art Share. Attendees can enjoy serenades, jokes, spoken word poetry, hip-hop, spontaneous Shakespeare performances, and site specific theater tailored for the bus.
Shows will begin and end at bus-stop R-13 in front of the Raleigh Convention Center (500 S. Salisbury St), but attendees can hop on or off the ART-LINE at any of the stops.
The ART-LINE is free and open to the public.
The Office of Raleigh Arts supports and promotes the arts in Raleigh by administering the programs of the City of Raleigh Arts Commission and the City’s Public Art and Design Board and supporting the Pullen and Sertoma arts centers. The Office of Raleigh Arts is part of the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.