Norf Art Collective
We All Grow When We All Eat, 2018
Multimedia food-justice campaign
Norf Art Collective is composed of five artists and muralists based in Nashville. Advocates of affordable housing and good food, Norf believes that everyone deserves access to healthy foods, neighborhood improvements, and inclusive communities. Their project kicks off with a vinyl bus wrap for the Nashville Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), in conjunction with the “Arts N Motion” program that promotes the work of local artists. Taking a playful approach to the intersection of food and gentrification, Norf’s bus wrap features the campaign’s mascot, “Nibs the Caterpillar,” eating foliage in the shape of Nashville: his biggest bites correlate with the areas of Nashville experiencing rapid change. Nibs and his caterpillar friends will appear at hubs across the city, offering tips for healthy eating and living.
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is a public transportation agency. Consisting of city buses and paratransit vehicles, the system serves Nashville and Davidson County. Music City Central (400 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37219) is the downtown hub for all MTA buses.