Do you know what Kaunas and San Francisco have in common? Trolleybuses! Street art, too. The electric public transport has been circling around the city of Kaunas for more than 60 years now. Recently Kaunas Municipality signed a deal with a Polish company that will deliver, in collaboration with street artists, 85 brand new looks to trolleybuses by the autumn 2019.
What does this mean for the vintage Škoda trolleybuses? Time will tell, but before they are 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 project.