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April 26, 2018

Transform a MetroBus Into a Portrait of Downtown St. Louis at the ‘Be a Tourist in Your Own Town’ Event on May 2

People of all ages are invited to transform a MetroBus into a captivating piece of moving art featuring the iconic symbol of St. Louis: the Gateway Arch. To celebrate the grand opening of the Museum at the Gateway Arch on July 3, Metro Arts in Transit and the Gateway Arch are teaming up for a special Art in Motion bus painting on Wednesday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Explore St. Louis “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” event in Kiener Plaza.

Participants will use the blank canvas of a MetroBus to create a colorful landscape featuring a vibrant mix of blue, gray and orange hues, and images of iconic downtown St. Louis structures, including the Gateway Arch and historic Old Courthouse. When completed, the Art in Motion bus will go into regular service and travel along a variety of MetroBus routes in St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis over the next year.

What:              Gateway Arch Art Bus Painting

at Explore St. Louis “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” event

      Where:            Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis

Bus painting will be held on Market Street

When:             Wednesday, May 2 – 10 a.m. to Noon

Cost:                Free and open to participants of all ages

“This art bus painting is a wonderful way to celebrate a project that has transformed downtown St. Louis and the Gateway Arch, while at the same time giving everyone a truly unique and memorable experience as they show off their artistic talent,” said David Allen, Director of Metro Arts in Transit.

About Metro Transit

Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 83 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 37 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call‑A‑Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro Transit is one of five enterprises operated by Bi-State Development.  

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