Art of Active Transportation (2016)

The Art of Active Transportation seeks to utilize art and artistic impression to express the value and beauty of active transportation – walking, biking and public transit – as sustainable, socially inclusive, and vital transportation options for our community.   The project will showcase local artist and exemplify the capacity of art to foster change and “heighten our cultural intelligence and deepen our collective sense of humanity."

Ways to Participate

In addition to the exhibition contest (see below) at Riverviews Artspace, the Art of Active Transportation also includes an INSTAGRAM Photo Contest.  Simply shoot and submit your active transportation – you or a friend walking, biking, riding transit or what you see involved in active transportation – image to #hillcityactiveart.

Win great prizes – local gift certificates, bike gear, etc!  One winning photo selected each Friday through September 16th.  Winning images will be shown at the October 7th Art of Active Transportation Exhibit.  Learn more at

Project Background

AWARDS:  Prizes totaling $1,400.  A juried panel will award adult and youth (17-13 years) submissions and popular vote will determine People’s Choice Award

EXHIBIT:  The Art of Active Transportation exhibit will open at Riverviews Artspace, 901 Jefferson St., Lynchburg on Friday, October 7, 2016 (First Fridays).
PARTICIPATE:  Open to artists of all ages working all media areas. Download the full "call for artists" details here.

  • All entries must be original works produced after July 1, 2015.
  • Submissions are due September 12, 2016 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Contact Kim Soerensen at with questions.

Juried Panel

Engar Endress is a Chilean award-winning artist with a MFA from Syracuse University with a concentration in Art Video.  Endress uses video art and documentaries to explore the “relationship between the natural and built landscape” and his exhibition venues include Museum of Modern Art, Boston Fine Arts Museum, and the New York Video Festival.  

Richard Pumphry is a distinguished Professor of Art at Lynchburg College where he teaches design and sculpture.  Pumphry is also an award-winning sculptor whose commission works are displayed at the National D-Day Memorial, East Tennessee State University, Popular Forest and elsewhere. 

Jay Westcott is a professional photographer and Lynchburg News & Advance staff photographer.  Westcott has a professional history that includes shooting news, politics, portraits and sports as staff with the Washington Post, the Washington Examiner, POLITICO, and clients include New York Times, USA Today, Freshbikes, and Reuters. 


The Art of Active Transportation is made possible through generous funding support from the City of Lynchburg’s Art & Cultural District Program, Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (GLTC), Riverviews Artspace, RIDE Solutions, and the James River Council for the Arts & Humanities.  

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