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Explore METRO Art, explore Los Angeles!

Metro Art Moves is a free series of regularly scheduled and special tours of artwork in the Metro Rail system.  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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Metro Art tours take about 2 hours and are approximately 90% walking; there are elevators and escalators in all of the stations.
  • The Docents distribute TAP cards that are pre-loaded with an all-day pass allowing tour participants to ride the Metro Rail & Bus system for free. Attendees may keep the TAP cards and reload them for future use.
  • Docents use voice amplifiers and wear bright orange safety vests for easy identification. Both are provided by Metro.
  • 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 as well as various businesses along the routes.

"I went on a tour of Union Station during the 75th Anniversary celebration and immediately asked how I could do this!  I had a great tour guide, and the tour felt like a mix of a bunch of things I loved - public transit, art, LA history.  It's really helped me to learn more about those subjects over time and I have a new appreciation for public art in particular." -- Metro Art Docent

Attend a free public art tour!

Reservations are appreciated so that the Docent Council can anticipate numbers.  Drop-ins are also welcome!

DATE/TIME

MEETING SPOT

1. Hollywood

BOOK THIS TOUR

1st Saturday, 10am-noon

Meet at North Hollywood Station at street level entrance

2. Downtown

1st Sunday, 10am-noon

Meet at Information Booth at Union Station entrance

3. Segundo sabado

2nd Saturday, 10:30am-12:30pm

Meet at Information Booth at Union Station entrance

4. Union Station

2nd Sunday, 10:30am-12:30pm

Meet at Information Booth at Union Station entrance

5. Pasadena Gold

4th Saturday, 10:30am-12:30pm
Once every 3 months: Jan, Apr, Jly, Oct

Meet at Del Mar Station

6. CUSTOM groups of 10 persons min

3 weeks advance notice
GROUP RESERVATION

7. SCHOOL GROUPS

grades 5-12 w/educational focus

3 weeks advance notice
GROUP RESERVATION

Become a Docent at Metro Art!

The Metro Art Docent Council is a dedicated group of volunteers committed to increasing awareness of the broad range of public art in the Metro Rail system through tours that provide insights into the communities they enhance, the art, the artists and their processes.

"I chose to be a docent because I love art and I love subways.  I think what I love most about it is the chance to explore the city via the trains.  As a docent, I've explored so many parts of the city that I would have never seen if I had not been one." -- Metro Art Docent

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Metro Art Docent, we invite you to review the following information:

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Barbara Lashenick, Sr Community Relations Officer and Founder Metro Art Docent Council

213.922.2738

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