Public Art

Tom Tom’s public art initiative activates underused, unexpected spaces throughout the city to infuse art and creativity into everyday life. These public installations extend the creative spirit of Tom Tom beyond the duration of the Summit & Festival and serve as year-round inspiration for Charlottesville locals.

City Art Bus

This collaborative project between Tom Tom, Charlottesville Area Transit, and JAUNT reimagines everyday transit as a canvas for public art. The annual project is viewed by 200,000+ riders and residents in the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle.


Over the years, Tom Tom has partnered with The Charlottesville Mural Project and The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative to support the creation of murals at underused sites throughout Charlottesville. This effort creates opportunities for local and national artists to expand their canvas while inspiring residents to reimagine their city and see their neighborhoods as opportunities for creative expression.

Creative Residencies

Since 2012, Tom Tom has been host to an array of exceptional local, national, and even international Artists-in-Residence. These creatives — artists, writers, performers, immersive space creators, graphic and fashion designers, muralists, and beyond  — share their talents and insight with the Charlottesville community and enhance the creative connections made at Tom Tom.

The city is our canvas.

Interested in creative programming?

Check out what's in store at our virtual Cities Rising Summit this fall!

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