Transform a Bus Into a Rolling Work of Art on July 1

Want to kick off your Fourth of July festivities a little early? We’ve got an excellent event for you, perfect for all ages. Join us on Saturday (July 1) and help paint a MetroBus at January-Wabash Park during the Ferguson Independence Day Festival.

Metro Arts in Transit has partnered with EarthDance farms and the Ferguson Farmers’ Market for the Art in Motion bus painting. You’ll have the opportunity to paint two specially designed murals on to a MetroBus, which include images of farms, fields, fruits and vegetables, to celebrate farming and the importance of ensuring everyone has access to fresh produce.

Photos: View a photo slideshow from the bus painting event below.

he Art in Motion bus painting begins at noon on July 1 in January-Wabash Park near the corner of January Avenue and North Florissant Road. The event is free and open to the public. We encourage everyone to arrive closer to noon to ensure you get a spot to paint.

Once completed, the bus will join the Art in Motion Bus Fleet, and the murals will be on display for one year as the bus travels along various routes throughout the St. Louis region.

“It’s very fitting that on this Independence Day weekend, we will be painting a bus that celebrates farming, one of the cornerstones of our country, and the incredible benefits we receive from it,” said David Allen, Director of Metro Arts in Transit. “The Art in Motion bus is a beautiful and colorful way to share these ideas with communities throughout the area.

Ferguson Farmers’ Market Bus Painting