We are partnering with the Cultural Council of Jacksonville to create the first ever #TomBushArtCar designed by local artist Christie Chandler. She will begin the process of designing a 2016 BMW X6 in our showroom over the next couple of weeks and will unveil the final project at the Cultural Council's 40th Annual Arts Awards Gala: Boundless on Saturday May 7th. Stay tuned for her painting schedule, to start the week of Monday April 25th. Here are some examples of other artist partnerships that BMW has done in the past with Jeff Koons, David Hockney and even Andy Warhol.

Christie has given us her painting schedule of the first-ever Tom Bush Art Car inside the Tom Bush BMW showroom on Atlantic Boulevard. See the breakdown below:

Mon. April 25th 11-3pm
Tues. April 26th 10-1pm
Wed. April 27th 2-5pm
Thurs. April 28th 3-6pm
Fri. April 29th 11-1pm

Mon. May 2nd 4-7pm
Tues. May 3rd 11-1pm
Wed. May 4th 3-6pm
Thur. May 5th 10-1pm
Fri. May 6th 3-6 pm 

About the Artist:

Christie Chandler

A transplant from Atlanta, Christie Chandler has lived in the Jacksonville area for the past two years.  She studied marketing at Georgia Tech, and went on to work at AT&T creating marketing programs for the national sales force at corporate headquarters in New Jersey.  An opportunity to move to South Africa came along in 1996, and Christie then worked in marketing for Dimension Data's software division.  She then spent most of the next 15 years living abroad in Paris and London, raising her three children and studying art. While in London, Christie studied at Central St. Martin's, a leading-edge contemporary art and design school.  Since graduating in 2011, she has participated in group shows in London and two solo shows in Atlanta.  With these diverse educational experiences and a new-found world view, Christie returns to the Southeast with a fresh perspective and a deeper understanding of the transformational power of art.