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PUBLIC ART TOURS

Explore METRO Art, explore Los Angeles!

Metro Art Moves is a free series of regularly scheduled and special tours of artwork in the Metro Rail system.  Tours are led by trained Metro Art Docent Council volunteers and provide insights into the artworks, artists and art-making processes. Special tours heighten the passenger experience in novel and engaging ways through the perspective, experience and knowledge of artists and cultural experts. Tours are free and are approximately 2 hours long.

"I went on a tour of Union Station during the 75th Anniversary celebration and immediately asked how I could do this!  I had a great tour guide, and the tour felt like a mix of a bunch of things I loved - public transit, art, LA history.  It's really helped me to learn more about those subjects over time and I have a new appreciation for public art in particular." -- Metro Art Docent


Book a free public art tour!

Reservations are appreciated so that the Docent Council can anticipate numbers.  Drop-ins are also welcome!

DATE/TIME

MEETING SPOT

Hollywood

1st Saturday, 10am-noon

Meet at North Hollywood Station at street level entrance

Downtown

1st Sunday, 10am-noon

Meet at Information Booth at Union Station entrance

Segundo sabado

2nd Saturday, 10:30am-12:30pm

Meet at Information Booth at Union Station entrance

Union Station

2nd Sunday, 10:30am-12:30pm

Meet at Information Booth at Union Station entrance

Pasadena Gold

3rd Saturday, 10:30am-12:30pm

Meet at Del Mar Station

Santa Monica Expo

1st Sunday, 10:30am-12:30pm

Meet at ??? Station

CUSTOM groups of 10 persons min

3 weeks advance notice

SCHOOL GROUPS

grades 5-12 w/educational focus

3 weeks advance notice

General Information

Tours are approximately 2 hours long and 90% walking; there are elevators and escalators in all the stations.  Docents carry voice amplifiers and wear bright yellow safety vests for easy identification.  Docents will provide tour attendees with free TAP cards that are pre-loaded with day passes.  There are no public restrooms available in the stations but there are restrooms available to the public at Union Station and the Hollywood/Highland shopping complex.


Become a Docent at Metro Art!

"I chose to be a docent because I love art and I love subways.  I think what I love most about it is the chance to explore the city via the trains.  As a docent, I've explored so many parts of the city that I would have never seen if I had not been one." -- Metro Art Docent

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Metro Art Docent, we invite you to review the following information:

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Barbara Lashenick, Sr Community Relations Officer and Founder Metro Art Docent Council

213.922.2738


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