Metro Art Moves is a free series of regularly scheduled and special tours of artwork in the Metro Rail system. Regular tours are led by trained Metro Art Docent Council volunteers and provide insights into the artworks, artists and art-making processes. Special tours heighten the passenger experience in novel and engaging ways through the perspective, experience and knowledge of artists and cultural experts.

To find out about upcoming tours and other public programs produced by Metro Art, sign up for our email list by clicking on the Events or Artist Opportunities tabs above.

Metro Rail is turning 25!

And we’re celebrating with a rich mix of free arts and cultural programming, including a series of art and architecture tours in the Metro system! All tours are Metro Rail accessible of course. Reservations are not required. Scroll down for upcoming tours. Visit metro.net/25 for other event details.

See the art tours in action!

In this short video, docents and artists lead adventurous tour-goers through the Metro Rail system—some taking transit for the first time—visiting artworks at different stations and learning how to use TAP cards along the way.

Saturday, July 4

10:00am - 12:00pm

Art Tour in Rail Stations

Begins at the street level entrance to Hollywood/Highland Station

Docent led tour focuses on introducing riders to a variety of artworks in Red Line stations, getting around town using transit, and drawing attention to area destinations served by Metro.

Sunday, July 5

10:00am-12:00pm  

Art Tour in Rail Stations

Begins at the Information Booth inside the Alameda St. entrance to Union Station

Docent led tour focuses on introducing riders to a variety of artworks in Red Line stations, getting around town using transit, and drawing attention to area destinations served by Metro.

Sunday, July 12

10:30am-12:30pm  

Art & Architecture Tour of Union Station

Begins at the Information Booth inside the Alameda St. entrance to Union Station

Docent led tour covers historic Union Station art, architecture and spaces not generally open to the public, including the Historic Ticketing Hall and former Fred Harvey restaurant. Additionally, the tour will explore artworks located in the Gold Line Portal, Union Station East and inside the Metro Gateway Headquarters Building. 

Saturday, July 18

10:30am-12:30pm

Art & Architecture Tour of Union Station

Begins at the Information Booth inside the Alameda St. entrance to Union Station

Docent led tour covers historic Union Station art, architecture and spaces not generally open to the public, including the Historic Ticketing Hall and former Fred Harvey restaurant. Additionally, the tour will explore artworks located in the Gold Line Portal, Union Station East and inside the Metro Gateway Headquarters Building. 

Sunday, July 19

10:00am-12:00pm

Art Tour in Rail Stations

Begins at the street level entrance to North Hollywood Rail Station

Docent led tour focuses on introducing riders to a variety of artworks in Red Line stations, getting around town using transit, and drawing attention to area destinations served by Metro.

Special Request Tours

Free art tours for groups of 15 or more are available by special arrangement. School tours are available for students in the 5th grade and above.

More information is available by calling 213.922.2738 or by clicking Art Tours.

General Information

The tours are approximately 90% walking; there are elevators and escalators in all the stations.

Docents carry voice amplifiers and wear bright yellow safety vests for easy identification. Docents will provide tour attendees with free TAP cards that are pre-loaded with day passes.

There are no public restrooms available in the stations but there are restrooms available to the public at Union Station and the Hollywood/Highland shopping complex.

Go Metro and save at various places near the tours. For more details, click here. Metro provides Bus and Rail transportation to Downtown Los Angeles till 2AM on Fridays and Saturdays. For your best route or more info, visit the Metro's Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro or (323.466.3876).

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