About The Little Art Bus
I want to bring art and creativity wherever it is needed. The bus provides a fun and creative environment that can be at your house, workplace, the park or anywhere without the hassle of making and cleaning up a mess. Our person goal is to provide a second income for our family, create a challenging and rewarding environment to employees while providing a new way to spread some art therapy through our community!
Helping children in need and contributing to our community is a high priority. Anytime someone books a party, they can choose a school art department to receive a gift card equaling 10% of the cost of their party. We also regularly donate craft parties on the bus to local children's organizations.
As we continue to grow and learn, we will find new ways to make your Little Art Bus experience more awesome and help our community!
Who is The Little Art Bus
The Little Art Bus is a 32 foot Tiffany Blue School Bus converted into a mobile Art Studio. It is operated by:
Allen Little-Niki's husband, Computer and IT guru, emotional support, heavy lifting, maintenance and various tasks thrown at him at any given time
Elise Little-Niki and Allen's 3 year old daughter, sometimes assistant when she feels like it
Heather Foster-Marketing Director and everything Assistant. All around life saver
Jamie Coble-Bus assistant for Art Parties and events
Jay Jones-Bus Assistant for Pre School Activities
How It Started
I quit my job to start bringing art activities to preschools and focus more on my watercolor art (Ellie B Little). Carrying around bins, loading and unloading bins and taking over space in the preschools was fine but I wanted a better situation. Sometimes I would see The Tumble Bus at the preschools. I thought "Hmmm. What about the Art Bus?" We looked, dreamed and talked about it for a while until a family member said, "that's genius. If you think you can build the business enough to pay for it, we'll give you a loan." So we agreed to take the leap! From there it went and continues to grow.
What we Do
We park this big beautiful bus in most places we are requested. We set everything up to create your personal art studio and wait for the fun to begin. Niki guides the guests through their painting or craft project from start to finish. Bus Assistants help our guests if they have trouble or need some more supplies.
We also allow other artists and makers to rent the bus to host their own workshop. We love to help others grow and teach their trades!