Facebook Contest: Two Austin Film Fest Badges up for Grabs

You may have heard about our MetroRapid groundbreaking yesterday…maybe you’ve also been one of the early birds to watch our new YouTube video…below:

But, do you know that Capital Metro has two Austin Film Festival badges to give away? It’s true! How can you snag one? Click here Our contest is ongoing until Sept. 30!

We want to see your transit-inspired artwork. It doesn’t have to be fancy or require an extreme amount of work. Think about what transit means to you…Where do you ride to? How many places have you been to on the bus? Where are you looking forward to riding MetroRail? Take a picture, Instagram it, draw something, sketch, doodle, crayon, stamp, collage, etc. Anyway you want.

Once you have your idea and have a creation, take a picture of it and upload to our Facebook contest page. Take this for example:

Here’s an example I of a picture I took on 9/11 of a bus, then added filters. Preface: I have no artistic talent to claim!

It’s that simple. Capture a transit moment and submit it. After we have some entries on our Facebook page, others will be able to vote on each photo. The earlier you submit, the more time you have to wrangle-in those votes!
Start now!

We’ll award the top two entries. Each of our winners gets one Austin Film Fest badge! Each badge is worth over $100 bucks.

Now, go onto our Facebook page and look for the green tab at the top and enter your art baby.

Bus Paintings

Kathleen McElwaine rides the bus to work everyday from Leander. She also happens to be an artist and has found a way to make her time on the bus each day uber productive: she paints watercolors during her commute.

But not only that, she markets her bus paintings as green art! She maintains a blog and was featured in a TV news story not too long ago about her creative approach to commuting. (Obligatory comment: Those express buses must be one s-m-o-o-t-h ride if you can paint while onboard.) She sells her bus paintings through an Etsy storefront–check it out.

AND. She is one of 28 finalists in a contest to be named a Jerry’s Artarama Art Star. Her video is posted online, and the Art Star will be chosen based on the number of people who view the video–go view it!

Kathleen is just one of thousands of interesting riders onboard Capital Metro everyday. What do you do while riding the bus?