Select local middle school students had the opportunity to feature their art through a partnership between WeGo Public Transit and the Nashville Civic Design Center. The project, which is a part of NCDC’s Design Your Neighborhood program, invites students to design art for bus benches in their area inspired by what makes their community unique.
Winning designs were chosen during an NCDC contest for Davidson County Schools. The students were asked to create art pieces that reflect their communities; design themes included equality, Nashville landmarks, and Tennessee treasures.
Overall, 46 entries were received from six Davidson County schools. The first phase of the project showcases artwork from Rosa Parks and Croft Middle Schools.
The current winning designs are being displayed during June onboard select WeGo buses and at seven WeGo benches at Eighth Avenue South and Central Street, Edgehill Avenue in front of the Easley Center, 12th Avenue South and Wedgewood Avenue, Nolensville Pike and Thompson Lane, Nolensville Pike and Hickory View, Murfreesboro Pike and Donelson Pike, and Murfreesboro Pike and Harding Place.