Paint a MetroBus this Sunday at the Earth Day Festival in Forest Park!

Forest Park will be abuzz with food, music, entertainment, and activities this Sunday in celebration of Earth Day. The St. Louis Earth Day Festival will be held this Sunday, April 21 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Muny Grounds in Forest Park. The festival is free and open to the public, so come out and show your support for sustainable living in St. Louis.

paintThe Metro Arts in Transit program is organizing a new event for this year’s festival – painting a bus! Festival-goers are invited to help paint a MetroBus and turn it into a gigantic rolling work of art. Matty Kleinberg and Eric Woods from The Firecracker Press are back to paint their second bus, and have designed two murals to be painted on the MetroBus – one on each side featuring the same slogan at the top: Earth Day Every Day. The painted bus will travel on MetroBus routes in St. Louis City and County for the next year, serving as a reminder that Earth Day values are relevant every day of the year. Metro Arts in Transit will debut the painted bus on their Art Bus Fleet within the next two weeks.

“We are so excited to finally be able to have the Metro Arts in Transit project at our Earth Day Festival! It’s a great demonstration of what we are all about – it’s a collaborative art project that welcomes all to contribute; it supports artists, a local business and public transportation.”                       – Cassandra P. Hage, Executive Director, St. Louis Earth Day

paintedbusThe MetroBus Painting will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the “Transportation & Fuels Neighborhood” on the east side of the festival. All ages are invited to participate!

While you’re there, check out the Metro booth, which will be featuring transit information, giveaways and raffles. The booth will be on Sponsor Row, located on Theatre Drive near the Muny’s main entrance.

For more information about St. Louis Earth Day, visit www.stlouisearthday.org.