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Covington Buses to Become Mobile Stages

Buses in Covington are about to become more awesome.
 
Picture yourself on a TANK bus when all of a sudden you're surrounded by dancers, musicians, and artists! "Ride With an Artist Day" is a project created by creative dance troupe Pones, Inc. and the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky. It's a free pop-up art experience on Friday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
But here's the cool part: You don't have to be in the audience. You can be part of the show!
 
Sign up today for free workshops for the whole family at Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, The Carnegie, and Pique. Join your friends, family, and neighbors in making a bus come to life.
 
Workshop Information:
 
1) “Window Wraps” at Pique on April 27 from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. led by artists Annie Brown and Lindsey Whittle
 
2) “On Route to Cloud Nine” at Baker Hunt on May 3 and 10 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. led by artist Karen Saunders
 
3) “Botanical Bus” at The Carnegie on May 6 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. and May 7 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. led by artists Greg Swiger and Emily Moores.
 
Times and Routes: 
 
Your morning commute is about to have a whole new groove. Drummer Liz Wu and guitarist Nick Rose-Stamey will entertain riders with a fiery blend of South American folk music that will inspire you to start your day off right. Catch them on the #25 from 9 -10:00 a.m.
 
Pones Inc. dancers will keep things moving on the #1 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (with stops at John G. Carlisle Elementary and Glenn O. Swing Elementary)
 
MYCincinnati will be serenading you with a classical quartet on the Southbank Shuttle from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. The musicians involved are part of MYCincinnati, a free, daily youth orchestra program for the Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati.
 
Three art installations up all day on bus routes traveling all across the city on a variety of different routes. 
 
This event was made possible with generous funding from Coving Ten and The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington. More information on “Ride with an Artist” Day and the surrounding events can be found at www.facebook.com/events/520484391472388/ or www.ponesinc.com.

-Staff report