Clintonville Man’s Art Cars Enliven Columbus Streets

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August 12th, 2011

Clintonville resident Greg Phelps isn’t your ordinary artist. Rather than going to a museum, you can see his masterpieces rolling through the streets of Columbus. Learn more about Phelps’ creations in this story from WOSU’s ArtZine. (11 photos)

That car two in fron of the brooklyn bridge
Greg Phelps of Clintonville uses his art cars as his daily-use car and even takes them on road trips. Pictured above is "That Car #2" in front of the Brooklyn Bridge. (Photo by: Greg Phelps)
that car 1 and that car 2 parked next to each other
Phelps says that the toys on "That Car #1" and "That Car #2" were donated by children in his neighborhood. (Photo by: Greg Phelps)
that car two in front of the columbus college of art and design
A closeup of "That Car# 2" with the Columbus College of Art and Design in the background. (Photo by: Greg Phelps)
that car 2 in front of the ohio statehouse
An art car by Columbus native Greg Phelps parked in front of the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus. (Photo by: Greg Phelps)
Greg phelps in that car 1
Owner and creator Greg Phelps behind the wheel of "That Car #1" for the last time. The car was donated to the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. (Photo by: Greg Phelps)
toys on that car 2
The car isn't the only thing that is modified when art car is created. Sometimes different toys are modified and glued together to make truly unique designs. (Photo by: Greg Phelps)
the back of that car 2
Greg Phelps uses the outside of the car as his canvas and the inside as well. (Photo by: Greg Phelps)
toys on the hood of that car 2
Several modified dolls and toys grace the hood of Phelps' "That Car #2." (Photo by: Greg Phelps)
that car 3, in progress
Phelps' newest creation, (still in progress) "That Car #3," has more bling than barbies at this point in the design. (Photo by: Greg Phelps)
that car 2 driving down the street
Phelps behind the wheel of "That Car #2" driving through the streets of Columbus. (Photo by: Greg Phelps)
toys on the hood of that car 2
Closeup of some of the designs on "That Car #2." (Photo by: Greg Phelps)

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