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:
1. Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project
The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project will extend from the existing Metro Green Line and will travel just over eight miles to the Metro Expo Line 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. Read more about the art program for the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project --->
2. Center Street Project (formerly Emergency Security Operations Center)
Metro is designing and building the new
Center Street Project
on Metro-owned property in the DTLA Arts District. Artist
was selected to develop a site-specific, integrated artwork for the public-facing exterior of this facility.
3. Regional Connector Transit Project
The Metro Regional Connector Transit Project extends from the Metro Gold Line 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 Blue, Expo, Red and Purple Lines. 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 -->
4. 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 Ken Gonzalez-Day, Todd Gray, Karl Haendel, Soo Kim, Eamon Ore-Giron, Fran Siegel, Susan Silton, and Mark Dean Veca.
5. 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.