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May 9, 2017

Metro and the St. Louis Cardinals Team Up to Paint an Art Bus at Ballpark Village on May 13

Baseball fans of all ages who come to the game early on Saturday, May 13, can help paint a very sporty Art Bus as Metro Arts in Transit and the St. Louis Cardinals team up for a bus painting event at Ballpark Village. Baseball fans are invited to help add some color to the MetroBus fleet by painting two specially designed murals featuring the Cardinals onto the Art Bus. The mural designs were created in collaboration between Arts in Transit and the St. Louis Cardinals, and celebrate St. Louis, the hometown team and Cardinals players.

The Arts in Transit bus painting will begin at 1 p.m. on May 13, and the event is free and open to the public. The bus will join the Art Bus Fleet, and the murals will stay on the MetroBus for one year as it travels along various routes throughout the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. The Art Bus painting is sponsored by the St. Louis Cardinals.

What:          Metro Arts in Transit – St. Louis Cardinals Bus Painting

              Where:        Ballpark Village

                                 601 Clark Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63102

When:         Saturday, May 13 – begins at 1 p.m.

              Cost:          Free and open to participants of all ages

“Nothing creates passion and energy like sports and art, and this Art Bus painting is the perfect opportunity to bring those two worlds together,” said David Allen, Metro Arts in Transit Director. “It’s also a fun way for kids, families, individuals and Cardinals fans to show their support for the home team and express their creativity before the game.”

David Allen will be available for interviews on Saturday at the Metro Arts in Transit Bus painting. Members of the media can contact Communications Manager Jerry Vallely at 314-486-5553 for more information.

About Metro

Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; approximately 400 vehicle MetroBus fleet that operates on 80 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport, the Bi-State Development Research Institute, the Gateway Arch Riverboats, and operates the Gateway Arch Trams and Revenue Collections Center. BSD also operates the St. Louis Regional Freightway.

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