School Bus Graveyard

Status

Extant

Address

198 Alonzo Wade Road, Alto, Georgia, 30510, United States

Built

circa 2010 to present

Visiting Information

Visitors are welcome to the site daily from 8am to 6pm. Please respect the signage on the property, and do not climb on the buses.

About the Artist/Site

The school buses on the property of the Wade family’s auto repair shop might be interred in a “graveyard”; however – they continue to live many lives. After the scrap yard began drawing the attention of thieves, Walter Wade, the son of the man who started Alonzo Wade Used Cars and Auto Parts in 1959, began arranging stacked, decommissioned vehicles into a perimeter wall.

When one of the buses was tagged by a graffiti artist, instead of reacting with anger at the vandalism, Wade discovered who was behind the tag and invited them back to the site to create more artwork. As word of the site spread, more artists began showing up to paint the mechanical canvases. Artists now come from around the world every year to showcase their work at the School Bus Graveyard.

 

Source: 

  • https://atlanta.curbed.com/2020/3/20/21184269/school-bus-graveyard-georgia-atlanta-art-graffiti-alto

Materials

scrap vehicles, paint

Map & Site Information

198 Alonzo Wade Road
Alto, Georgia, 30510 us
Latitude/Longitude: 34.4525379 / -83.616688

Post your comment

Comments

No one has commented on this page yet.