Art Tours

Metro Art is reintroducing its in-person public tours. To find out about upcoming tours and other Metro Art news, sign up for our Art and Cultural Events email list.

General Information

Metro Art Moves is our free, award-winning series of art tours in the Metro Rail system. We are currently offering art and architecture tours at Historic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

Tours led by trained Metro Art Docent Council volunteers provide insights into the artworks, artists and art-making processes.

In addition, tours led by artists and cultural experts provide a specialized view of the intersection of art and the transit experience. 

  • Metro Art tours are approximately 90% walking; there are elevators and escalators at Union Station.   
  • Docents use voice amplifiers for accessibility within a public space and wear bright orange safety vests for easy identification.  
  • Public restrooms are available at Union Station. 

“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 historyIt’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 

Become a Docent with Metro Art 

The Metro Art Docent Council is a dedicated group of volunteers committed to increasing awareness of the broad range of public art in the Metro Rail system through tours that provide insights into the art, the artists, their processes and the surrounding communities they enhance. 

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

For more information about the Metro Art Docent Council Program, email