From noon to 2 p.m., children and adults can help transform the bus into a rolling work of art that will travel on routes in St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis over the next year. The bus will will be located in a parking lot between the Butterfly House and St. Louis Carousel.
The Arts in Transit Bus painting is sponsored by the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the presenting sponsor of the festival is Ameren Missouri.
“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden and bring this interactive, family-friendly activity back to the Green Homes Festival yet again,” said David Allen, Director of Metro Arts in Transit.
The two eco-murals were designed by local artists William Burton and Robert Ketchens, and include bright colors and visual elements that highlight energy efficiency, sustainability and the beauty of the environment. Burton and Ketchens are well known for their vibrant murals and artwork, and for their commitment to the ongoing development of Old North St. Louis where their studio, Atelier D’Artiste 14, is located.
“It’s always so great to see the buses out in the community advancing the sustainable messages,” Glenda Abney, Director of EarthWays Center for Missouri Botanical Garden, said.