Transit Option for Belleville’s Nationally Recognized Art on the Square

St. Clair County Transit District Shuttle Service from the Scheel Street MetroLink Station Will Run All Weekend.

Transit is a great option for the upcoming nationally acclaimed art fair in downtown Belleville this weekend, Art on the Square.  Now in its 18th year, Art on the Square is held annually the weekend after Mother’s Day.  The celebration features the original work of over 100 accomplished international artists, musical and stage performances as well as local food and drink.

This event is completely accessible by transit.   A shuttle will run every 10 minutes from the Belleville MetroLink Station, 718 Scheel Street, before the Art on the Square start times listed for each day and will make the round trip every 15 minutes throughout the day.  The final trip each evening will leave from Main Street 20 minutes after the day’s events are scheduled to end. The shuttle will drop off and pick up riders at the intersection of East Main Street & North Jackson Street.

This family-friendly event also offers children the chance to enjoy Art on the Square’s interactive Children’s Art Garden where they can create their own takeaway art projects. There will also be a MetroBus painting activity from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on East Main Street between High Street and Jackson Street, sponsored by SCCTD, where children and adults can come out to paint a bus.

“This is one of our most popular events in the area all year.  We want to make sure this festival is accessible to everyone, and transit makes that possible.  With shuttle service running through throughout the day, MetroLink is an easy choice that lets patrons avoid the hassle and headaches of parking.  We strive to anticipate and meet our community’s needs, and we feel providing this service is a great way to do just that,” said Chairman of St. Clair County Transit District Board Herb Simmons.