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Metro’s After Work Spring Art Tours Start Thursday, Feb. 6, Lead to DTLA Dining

Thursday January 09, 2014

Metro's free spring art tours, Metro Art Moves, will depart Union Station at 5:30 p.m. on the first Thursdays of February, March and April 2014. The first tour will take place Thursday, February 6. Focused on three downtown stations, the guided, artist-led tours provide unique experiences with Metro's diverse art collection. 

The spring tours will meet at the Union Station information kiosk just inside the Alameda Street entrance. Tours will end at 7th St/Metro Center Station, near several 213 Nightlife dining destinations. Tour participants can save 15% on food at Casey's Irish Pub, Cole's French Dip and Ebanos Crossing by showing their valid TAP cards to the server when ordering. 

General Information

Tours take place on the first Thursdays of the month: February 6, March 6 and April 3, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Tours begin at Union Station and end at 7th St/Metro Center Station.

The tours are approximately 90% walking; there are elevators and escalators in all of the stations.

Public restrooms are available at Union Station.

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Metro Art Moves Tours

Metro Art Moves tours are designed to attract new riders through arts-based transit experiences. The tours highlight Metro's diverse collection of artworks, heighten the passenger experience in fun and engaging ways to boost public perceptions about transit, promote rider etiquette and offer opportunities for discovery.

Metro Art Program

Metro Art implements the agency's percent for art program, manages the care and maintenance of the system's existing artworks and directs a volunteer docent council. From rail and bus stations to construction fences and poetry cards, art creates a sense of place and engages transit riders.

Since 1989, Metro has commissioned artists to incorporate artworks into a wide array of transportation projects throughout Los Angeles County. The agency has received numerous design and artistic excellence awards, and is renowned for its approaches to integrating art into the transit experience, and for engaging artists at all levels of their careers.

Docent-guided tours are offered the first Saturday and Sunday of every month. Tours for groups of fifteen or more are also available by special arrangement. For more information visit and click on Art Tours or call (213) 922-4ART.

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