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Metro Art enhances the customer experience with innovative, award-winning visual and performing arts programming that encourages ridership and connects people, sites and neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. A diverse range of site-specific artworks are integrated into the growing Metro system, improving the visual quality of transit environments and creating a sense of place. From photography installations to onboard posters, art tours and live performances, our multi-faceted arts programs add vibrancy and engage communities throughout Los Angeles.

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Featured News

An Ode to the Essential

An Ode To The Essential is a new tribute dedicated to all essential workers and to those we have lost. The tribute features an original poem by Joseph Rios and a cityscape drawing by artist Manuel López, on display across the Metro system including bus and rail cards and digital displays. READ MORE -->

Empty Your Cup Art Activity Packet

Take a breath, “empty your cup,” and help local community artists Susu Attar and Kuniharu Yoshida create the Metro Center Project Construction Banner Artwork in Central LA with this free printable activity packet in collaboration with JACCC. READ MORE -->

Metro Art x the Autry Present Versos y Besos with Las Colibrí on Mother's Day 5/9 @ 7pm

All-female ensemble Mariachi Las Colibrí performed this original Mother’s Day performance of Versos y Besos (verses and kisses), which reimagines living archives and women’s history linking poetry, place and sound and airing on Metro, Metro Art Union Station, and the Autry Facebook and Union Station and Metro YouTube channels. WATCH HERE -->

Monrovia Through the Eyes of Artist Rob Sato

Metro commissioned artist Rob Sato’s colorful vignettes depict flora, fauna and community in Monrovia in the latest Through the Eyes of Artists poster that is on the Metro fleet, viewable through the end of May. READ MORE-->

Silver Linings

Creative expressions of connection and care are at the heart of Silver Linings , a new series by six local artists that will debut on Metro buses from December 2020-July 2021. Artists include Stephanie Mercado, Laura Vazquez Rodriguez, Phung Huynh, Chris Johanson, Alfonso Aceves and Kassia Rico. READ MORE-->

"Deep Connections" Highlights the Work of Ken Karagozian

Deep Connections , a new exhibition now on display in the Union Station Passageway Art Gallery, features the otherworldly black and white photography of artist Ken Karagozian. The exhibition is also viewable in an online gallery along with expanded materials in an original publication produced by Metro. READ MORE -->

Board Passes Motions Uplifting the Human Spirit Through Metro Art

The Metro Board of Directors recently recognized and affirmed the importance of Metro Art’s ongoing efforts to enrich the transit experience for customers with art and cultural programming through unanimous passage of two motions entitled Uplifting the Human Spirit Through Metro Art . The motions call on Metro to champion artistic experimentation and contribute towards reimagining transportation in a way that is responsive to the issues and concerns of our time. Stay tuned for developments in the months ahead.

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