Artist around the country use U-Haul trucks to display work
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Here at U-Haul, we want every customer to get the most out of their U-Haul truck and we’re always inspired by people who go above and beyond our expectations. Although they are advertised as moving trucks, it has become clear that with a little creativity U-Haul trucks can be utilized for so much more. From a new, interactive way to display student projects to a well-established pop-up art show, people all over the country are finding unique ways to use U-Haul trucks.
“Cluster Truck” was an outdoor art show that displayed works by students at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Art. As part of a class assignment, eight undergraduate students were each given a U-Haul truck to use as a personal gallery to show whatever they wanted.
After a comical suggestion from a friend, photographer Kevin Dowling realized the potential in using a U-Haul truck as a mobile art gallery. While finding and affording gallery space is typically a difficult and expensive venture, all Dowling had to do was rent a U-Haul truck and get permission to park it somewhere.
This summer marked the 10th year of the annual “Guerrilla Truck Show” held during Neocon, North America’s largest design exposition and trade fair. The truck show is hosted by designer Morlen Sinoway Atelier, who created the event as a platform for all types of artists and designers to showcase their work in a temporary gallery space within the back of a truck.