Who said public transport is boring? Not in Kaunas! On Monday, October 24th, minibuses decorated in pop art drawings flooded the streets of the city. The gallery on wheels - the first of the kind in Lithuania - is a joint production of the Kaunas public transport company ‘Kautra’ and a renowned artist and photographer Algis Kriščiūnas.
8 minibuses (routes 51-57) were decorated with anything from Superman to Darth Vader and they’ll be riding around Kaunas until New Year.
‘The dark time of the year has started so I believe we all need some positive inspiration - that’s exactly what the works of Algis Kriščiūnas are all about, so we’re really happy to be able to contribute to Kaunas being more beautiful and colourful’, says Linas Skardžiukas, general manager of ‘Kautra’. He adds that the gallery is a brilliant way to tell the people that public transport is actually a cool thing.
‘The proposal surprised me at first, but it’s always nice to test yourself in unexpected places - I want to both provoke the citizens and put some smiles on their faces, maybe even raise some questions’, says the artist Algis Kriščiūnas. You can see more of his work here.
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P.P.S. Here's a comprehensive list of 'real life' art galleries in Kaunas.