Newark today is defined by immigration and the Great Migration—by the movement of people from across the globe and around the country who have sought opportunity here and left their imprints in return.
The Newark Story Bus is a mobile hub for sharing and collecting the rich stories that make Newark a global city. The bus, a refurbished Econoline Cutaway, contains a sound booth and portrait studio designed to gather audiovisual histories from residents and workers in the city. The exterior of the bus is a striking, colorful, artwork on wheels that draws attention when it rolls into schools, street fairs, churches and community centers. Designed by local artists Geraluz and Werc, the bus is intended to evoke our mixed cultural heritages and celebrate the vibrancy of Newark.