Project Description

Carrie Boucher’s artistic practice is driving a traveling art classroom, providing opportunities for children and adults to create art.

The much-beloved Nomad Art Bus visits art festivals and foster homes, domestic abuse shelters, juvenile detention centers and parks, recreation centers and youth programs in areas of poverty throughout Tampa Bay.

Carrie talks with Barbara St. Clair about her journey from a solo studio practice to this vibrant community art project. She tells the story of the Bus they drove and coaxed and sometimes towed to events – and how their first participants invented what is now the Nomad trademark, that everybody gets to paint the bus.

Carrie explains the joys and challenges of working as an artist with a social practice – and how she uses her training in critiquing art to constantly question her own work, and keep making it better.

You can find out more about the Nomad Art Bus at nomadartbus.org.