TOON’S ON TRANSIT PRESENTS LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHS ON SASKATOON BUSES AND AT THE SASKATOON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
After its successful launch in 2015, PAVED Arts once again requested the work of Saskatoon area photographers to be placed on city transit. An open call for photographs by local residents has been held every summer since 2015. These submissions are narrowed to 50 images, selected by a community jury consisting of Local artists, photographers, people from the press and the University of Saskatchewan.
“Having Toon’s on Transit on our transit buses provides a great opportunity to showcase the talent of local photographers in a unique space. Buses are a part of the daily commute for many in our community, and now to have photographs taken from locals on the buses – it’s fantastic!” –Shreya Pahwa, Living YXE Instagram Photo Blog and 2016 Toon’s On Transit juror.
In the fall, 100 unique photographs by Saskatoon photographers are featured on Saskatoon City Transit. As riders enjoy their daily commute they will encounter a diverse array of photographs in the buses that will vary depending on their route and time of day.
As an expansion of the project this year, Pattison Outdoor Advertising has partnered with PAVED Arts to feature select photos from this years exhibition on the gateway terminal screens at the Saskatoon International Airport. This is an exciting development in this growing initiative that will provide a unique view of our city for visitors and residents alike.
Toon’s On Transit is a continuation of PAVED Arts programming that highlights the talents of local artists through our outreach and exhibition. Located in the former Toon’s Kitchen restaurant in Riversdale, a media gallery was constructed in PAVED Arts honouring the restaurant’s history. This gallery space has programmed local video work, as an opportunity to recognize our locale, as well as highlight emerging artistic talent in our community. As a growing annual tradition, we are taking Toon’s Kitchen ‘on delivery’ into every neighbourhood of Saskatoon.
The Toon’s on Transit project was made possible thanks to support of Sask Lotteries, the City of Saskatoon and Pattison Outdoor Advertising.