Welcome Aboard The Arts Bus!
Kids, art, creativity, innovation and FUN! This is what Arts Bus is all about! On the road since 2010, Arts Bus , a traveling art studio, music space and free library, engages children, ages 1-14, in the creative process through free arts education. When a child (or adult, as Arts Bus welcomes families and child care providers too!), comes aboard the bus they will find a plethora of exciting, innovative activities prepared for them to enjoy: ceramics, music and movement, painting, visual arts, writing and storytelling, paper arts, theater and drama, clowning and mime. . .the list goes on, limited only by the boundless imaginations of our artists and the children themselves. There is never a charge to participants to come on board the bus, and Arts Bus funds its programming through local donations, grants and fundraisers.
It has been a very busy summer for the Arts Bus! We have visited summer recreation programs, daycares, public pools, farmers markets, festivals, concerts, parks and libraries. We are gearing up for fall programming and need your support. A donation to the Arts Bus helps to cover costs such as gas, supplies, artist fees, equipment, parts for the bus, insurance and staff. Visit our donation page to learn more. Thank you for your support!
We are very excited to welcome our new Executive Director, Sharon Trautwein! Ms. Trautwein holds a BFA and an MFA in Theatre Arts. She specializes in literacy-based education and STEAM projects. She has taught ages 2- adult, including teaching arts education at the University of Idaho. Prior to returning to her home state of Vermont, Sharon spent ten years working with the Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (MAPP) in the Idaho/ Washington area, empowering youth and communities through arts based literacy programs.