City Art Bus

A moving mural seen by more than 200,000 around Charlottesville every year


2017 City Art Bus Competition

Congratulations to artist Paul Hostetler. After tallying the results of over 1,000 public votes, a CAT employee vote, and a juried panel, Paul Hostetler’s dinosaur design emerged as the crowd favorite. Come April, Paul’s design will wrap a 35’ clean diesel bus that will be seen by more than 200,000 people throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle. All 13 finalist designs will be printed on limited edition posters this spring and displayed in CAT bus shelters throughout Charlottesville, transforming them into pop-up art galleries.


Winner: Paul Hostetler

Paul Hostetler is a freelance illustrator, painter, and comics maverick. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009 with his BFA in Illustration and is currently a McGuffey incubator artist. His clients include Virginia Living, Adbusters, Whurk, Experience Life!, Smart Lab Toys, The Jefferson Center for Free Speech, 2RW Consultants, the Aquarium of the Pacific, Random House Publishing, Arlington magazine, Bethesda magazine, C-Ville Weekly, Charleston Home, Kent County Public Libraries, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, The South magazine, and The Utne Reader.