A piece of public art is now maneuvering along the streets of Des Moines. Iowa Public Radio’s Rob Dillard tells us for the fourth time a DART bus has become a rolling canvas.
The opening day of the Des Moines Art Festival provided the stage for the unveiling of a work called “Where’s the Ball?” It’s the creation of local artist Larassa Kabel and features depictions of her two dogs. She says it’s the first time she’s used a city bus as a medium.
“It kind of represents what art is, which is a gift artists give that nobody asked for,” she says.
Kabel says she took a light approach to the project, saying she wanted the bus to be “an art ambassador of joy.”