A diverse range of site-specific artworks are integrated into the growing Metro system, improving the quality of transit environments and creating a sense of place.
Major projects that are currently underway are noted below:
Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project
The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project will extend from the existing Metro C Line (Green) and will travel just over eight miles to the Metro E Line (Expo) and will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood and El Segundo; and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County. Fourteen artists were commissioned to create permanent, public artworks at the eight stations: Ingrid Calame, Eileen Cowin, Kenturah Davis, Dean Erdmann, Sherin Guirguis, Carlson Hatton, Mara Lonner, Rebeca Méndez, Geoff McFetridge, Erwin Redl, Kim Schoenstadt, Jaime Scholnick, Shinique Smith and Mickalene Thomas. A forthcoming publication celebrating artists, poets and cultural producers of the Crenshaw/LAX project area is also in development. Read more about the art program for the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project --->
Metro Center Project
Metro is designing and building the new Metro Center Project , a facility on Metro-owned property in the DTLA Arts District. Artist Jacob Hashimoto was selected to develop a site-specific, integrated artwork for the public-facing exterior of this facility. Read more about the artwork for the Metro Center Project -->
Regional Connector Transit Project
The Metro Regional Connector Transit Project extends from the Metro L Line (Gold) Little Tokyo/Arts District Station to the 7th Street/Metro Center Station in downtown Los Angeles, allowing passengers to bypass Union Station to transfer to the A, E, B and D Lines (Blue, Expo, Red and Purple). The nearly two mile alignment has three new stations associated with it, for which seven artists were commissioned to create permanent, public artworks: Andrea Bowers, Audrey Chan, Mark Steven Greenfield, Pearl Hsiung, Clare Rojas, Mungo Thomson, and Clarence Williams. Read more about the art program for Metro Regional Connector Transit Project-->
Purple Line Extension Transit Project
Metro's Purple Line Extension is a three-part rail project that will begin at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue, extending westward for about 9 miles with seven new stations. The first section will extend to the intersection of Wilshire and La Cienega Boulevards and incorporate artworks into three new stations: Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax, and Wilshire/La Cienega. The commissioned artists for Section 1 are Mariana Castillo Deball, Ken Gonzalez-Day, Todd Gray, Karl Haendel, Soo Kim, Eamon Ore-Giron, Fran Siegel, Susan Silton, and Mark Dean Veca. Read more about the art program for the Metro Purple Line Extension Transit Project-->
Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station Improvement Project
Metro commissioned two artworks for the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station Improvement Project as part of a range of improvements to the fourth busiest station. New amenities include a customer center and a mobility hub to serve the Metro A Line (Blue) and C Line (Green), as well as Metro buses. Artist George Evans metal, multi-panel, photo montage Gifts of Freedom and Knowledge is now viewable in the Rosa Parks Customer Center. Slated for installation in 2021 is a series of sculptural parasols titled Second Line by artists Jamex and Einar de la Torre for the plaza leading to the Rosa Parks Customer Center.
Airport Metro Connector
Metro's Airport Metro Connector (AMC) is a major new multimodal transit hub that will provide a gateway connection between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Metro’s regional transit system. The AMC will connect to the new Crenshaw/LAX Line (currently under construction) near Aviation Blvd/96th Street and is being designed in sync with an Automated People Mover (APM) to be built and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). Commissioned artist Glenn Kaino will be working in design collaboration with the esteemed architecture team of Grimshaw / Gruen Associates. Read more about the art work for the Airport Metro Connector --->
Patsaouras Plaza Busway Project
Patsaouras Plaza Busway
Station is on the south side of Patsaouras Plaza at Union Station and serves the Metro J Line (Silver) and other transit buses operating on the El Monte Busway Line. Commissioned artist
a new artwork that is a system of integrated metal panels along the pedestrian bridge leading to the new station.
Read more about the
art work for the Patsaouras Plaza Busway Project