Metro Transit to offer free art fair buses

Those interested in attending one of this weekend’s art fairs will have the luxury of a free ride courtesy of Metro Transit. Thanks to “Art Hop,” art enthusiasts can ride from fair to fair in air-conditioned buses without having to worry about parking.

On Aug. 7 and 8, fairgoers can pick up one of Art Hop’s buses at any of the three fairs — the Uptown Art Fair, the Loring Park Art Festival and the Powderhorn Art Fair — and the Lake St./Midtown light rail station.

The Art Hop service will begin at 10 a.m. each day and buses will leave from each fair and the light rail station roughly every 20 minutes. The service will operate until 6 p.m. on Saturday and until 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Customers can find more information at or by calling a transit expert at 373-3333.