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This School Bus Graveyard In Alto Is Now An Art Lover’s Paradise

By Jack Rattenbury

This School Bus Graveyard In Alto Is Now An Art Lover’s Paradise

An awesome place where school buses go to die, and get a vibrant makeover!

Just over an hours drive from Atlanta is this incredible collection of murals and street art, where the artists have transformed a school bus graveyard into The School Bus Graveyard. Take a stroll through this striking cemetery! The old school buses that would usually rust and rot, have become an ever-changing collection of art.

Each year, the unique canvases get a makeover, with brand new murals, art, ideas, and more! The old buses, vans, and trucks become a microcosm of Georgia, the US, and beyond, as the artists get the chance to use the space to express themselves freely. Turning this bus graveyard into an unmissable attraction.

Credit: David Fortin (@fakenewyorkaccent via Instagram)

Owner of this unique attraction is Alonzo Wade, who also runs an auto parts shop. He originally used the buses as a fence to protect his business from thieves. Nowadays, artists are invited to the snapshot hotspot to create new pieces annually.

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As this project was started by a group of artists called Crispy Printz in 2012, Wade asks visitors to donate some money to them when you visit. You can donate here!

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Credit: David Fortin (@fakenewyorkaccent via Instagram)

So what are you waiting for, Atlanta? If you’re ever heading towards Alto, or fancy the photoshoot that dreams are made of, then head down to The School Bus Graveyard.

Visitors must park Crane Mill Road right off 365. Please respect all the signs that pop up throughout your stroll. The artists are invited to create beautiful pieces and the owner has faced problems with vandalism. Please be respectful, and as these buses are used as fencing for a house and business, do not climb on, under, or into any of the buses.

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Featured Image: David Fortin (@fakenewyorkaccent via Instagram)