TARC seeking student artists to design a bus

The artwork will be seen on a bus route near you

A TARC bus in Louisville, Kentucky.

Winning submissions will adorn the side of a TARC bus, which will take part in the 2024 Pegasus Parade.

Photo courtesy Jamie Monck, TARC

The wheels on the bus go round and round...

TARC and the Kentucky Science Center are accepting submissions for the annual Design-a-Bus contest, where local school-aged kids can get rolling on artwork for the exterior of a bus.

The theme this year is, “The Periodic Elements of Louisville.” Students should think of an important place in their community where they formed a lasting memory and illustrate it.

Here’s how it works:

  • Open to all elementary, middle, and high school students in Jefferson, Oldham, and Bullitt counties in Kentucky + Floyd and Clark counties in Indiana
  • Use marker, crayon, paint, or create digitally on a square sheet of white paper
  • Enter online by Friday, Feb. 9

Winning artwork will be featured on a bus in the 2024 Pegasus Parade, and the winning student + family will ride along. The bus will then be used on TARC routes, all through the town.