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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 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 -->

Metro Art x Leaving Records Environmental Music Series: Soundscapes Inspired by Nature + Transportation

Metro Art Presents, in collaboration with LA-based Leaving Records, continues its series of soundscapes for transit riders in 2021 with three more this summer, beginning with Palmy, the sidewalk palm tree by The Growth Eternal from June-July, and culminating in a live event at the end of August. LISTEN HERE-->

Call to Arts Organizations: Veterans Legacy Art Project

Metro Arts & Design invites arts organizations to submit qualifications for community programming and artwork design services for an original mosaic mural artwork at a site adjacent to the forthcoming Westwood/VA Hospital Station. Deadline: Fri 8/27 at 5:00pm (PST). READ MORE-->

Pacoima Through the Eyes of Artist Levi Ponce

Metro commissioned artist Levi Ponce depicts his hometown of Pacoima, where flowers bloom around community, in the latest installment of Metro Art’s Through the Eyes of Artists poster series, viewable onboard the Metro fleet through August 2021. 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 which received a 2021 APTA AdWheel Award for Print Media. 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-->

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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