Let's talk about the Arc fit effect. You can easily create an Arc shape on any object. Bitmaps are recalculated to be correctly curved and even script text will remain alligned as handwritten text when you use the Arc fit feature.
Add Arc fit effect
Effects > Arc fit
Apply the Arc fit Effect on a text, vector shape or bitmap. The Arc fit Effect is harmless to the the objects as the original object properties will be retained. This means that any object can still be altered after the Arc fit effect is applied.