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May 14, 2019

Turn a MetroBus into a Mural at Art on the Square

Families, art lovers, individuals and visitors at Art on the Square in downtown Belleville have an opportunity to create a masterpiece on a bus this Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Artists of all ages are invited to participate in a special Art in Motion bus painting to help transform a St. Clair County Transit District MetroBus into a rolling work of art.

Participants will paint two specially designed murals on the bus that are inspired by the “Schtick People” sculptures created by architect-artist Gary Karasek, which have been installed along the MetroBikeLink trails in Illinois. Once completed, the art bus will go into regular service and travel along a variety of MetroBus routes in St. Clair County for the next year.

This Art in Motion bus painting is sponsored by Art on the Square, St. Clair County Transit District and UMB Bank.

      What: Art in Motion Bus Painting

                 Art on the Square in downtown Belleville

      Where: East Main Street and High Street Belleville, IL  62220                  

      When: Saturday, May 18 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

      Cost: Free and open to participants of all ages

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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