Well-known artwork that’s currently featured in the Saint Louis Art Museum’s galleries will come alive — only this time on a 35-foot MetroBus.
All ages are invited to add their creativity and artistic talent to the Metro transit fleet this Sunday, August 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. You’ll be able to transform a MetroBus into a masterpiece on wheels by painting several famous and renowned works of art (which are currently on display at the Museum) onto the bus.
When completed, the painted bus will go into regular service and travel along a variety of MetroBus routes in St. Louis City and St. Louis County for one year.
This Arts in Transit Bus Painting is sponsored by the Saint Louis Art Museum and is part of their Family Sunday: Art on the Go program.
“When it comes to promoting creativity and appreciation and love of art, you cannot find a better partner than the Saint Louis Art Museum,” said David Allen, Director of Metro Arts in Transit. “The bus painting is a fun and memorable way to engage children and adults, and show off some of the amazing work the Museum has to offer.”
The design for the Art Bus was created by local artists William Burton and Robert Ketchens. Burton and Ketchens are well known for their vibrant murals and artwork, and for their commitment to developing and promoting a thriving St Louis art scene.
“This is a great activity for the kids who visit the Museum,” said Sherri Williams, Associate Educator for Youth and Family Learning. “They have the opportunity to meet the artists, foster their creativity, and then see the results of their work as the bus travels around the region.”