Street Art on Trolleybus, Photo: Kaunas City Municipality, 2018
Do you know what Kaunas and San Francisco have in common? Trolleybuses! Street art, too. The electric public transport has been circling around our city for more than 60 years now. Recently Kaunas City Municipality signed a deal with a Polish company ‘Solaris Bus& Coach S.A.’ that’ll deliver 85 brand new ‘Solaris Trollino 12’ trolleybuses by autumn of 2019. What does this mean for the vintage Škoda trolleybuses? Time will tell, but before they’re all taken for a final ride, the trolleybuses will be used as outdoor street art galleries.
The first street art trolleybuses have already hit the streets. Inspired by the iconic murals of Kaunas, The Pink Elephant, The Old Wise Man, Kaunas 2022 and Modernist Architecture the illustrations were done by Eglė Zubkovienė, Tadas Bujanauskas and Morfai, one of the best-known street artists in Kaunas. A new mobile piece of street art should be presented every few weeks. More artists will be invited to collaborate in the entirely kaunastic project.
MODERNISM TROLLEYBUS, Photo: Kaunas City Municipality, 2018
For Street Art Meets Public Transport in Kaunas see here
For any further questions get in contact with Andrijana Filinaité, Kaunas City Municipal Administration, Chief specialist of Cultural Heritage Division, via email
Trolleybus dedicated to KAUNAS2022, Photo: Kaunas City Municipality, 2018