Baton Rouge, LA_ The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) is helping foster a love for Louisiana through artwork. CATS partnered with the Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts (BRCVPA) in the fall to have students design posters utilizing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) principles to show how they love Louisiana and care for the environment.
“We are always looking for ways to introduce public transit to young people, and this was an innovative way to encourage creativity, increase awareness, and shine a spotlight on some bright talent in our community,” said CATS CEO Bill Deville. “We take our social and environmental responsibility very seriously, and to that end, we have made a commitment to expand our fleet to include electric vehicles; all our diesel buses are clean diesel, which helps with air quality in the area,” Deville continued.
A contest was held among BRCVPA students where school students, families, and the Baton Rouge community selected their favorite designs. The winner will have their artwork displayed on two CATS vehicles. The second place winner will have 10 shelter ads created with their design. All artwork submitted will be turned into ads inside the CATS buses.
1st Place : Raylan M.
2nd Place: Isabel F.
3rd Place: Isla R.
We are so proud of our BRCVPA artists, and look forward to seeing their artwork around town. A very special thank you to CATS for their partnership, and to Ms. Adkinson for being an incredible art teacher and seeking opportunities to engage our students in real-world experiences!