Planet Rabbit mobile art gallery is Tucson's First gallery on wheels showing contemporary works by local artists, said founder and director David Aguirre.

Aguirre said Planet Rabbit exhibits typically are a one-night-only affair, and take place in public spaces.

“People are walking around (us) on the sidewalks wondering ‘what the heck is going on here?’” he said. “That’s the way we like it.”

Tucson artist Christine Scheer said exhibiting in Planet Rabbit allows for viewers to experience art in a less formal environment. “It literally brings artwork to people on the street,” she said.

“A lot of times people don’t have the time to go to an art gallery, or don’t think about visiting a gallery, but having the gallery come to them is an easy way for people to experience art,” she said.

Aguirre said the Planet Rabbit exhibits have taken place mostly in the downtown area, but he hopes to begin taking art to outlying communities.

“We intend to start exploring Marana, Sahuarita, Vail, and Rita Ranch… kind of get more to the outskirts where we have more of a surprise element,” he said.