Artworks, In the Works

Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

Only Light, Only Love

The Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project will extend from the Green Line to the Expo Line and will serve the Crenshaw District, Inglewood, Westchester and surrounding area with eight stations. (Read more about the transit project here.)

Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Map

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Art Program encompasses a range of projects: artworks integrated within the station architecture, rotating exhibitions of artwork at Leimert Park Station, and art posters celebrating local neighborhoods. Created with local youth, large-scale banner artworks are displayed along construction site fences. Commissioned artists will also participate in an exhibition about the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project at the Museum of African American Art.

Station Artist

Expo/Crenshaw

Martin Luther King Jr.

Leimert Park

Hyde Park

Fairview Heights

Downtown Inglewood

Westchester/Veterans

Aviation/Century

In the Community

The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Art Program includes an ongoing series of Meet-the-Artist events, presentations, community engagement workshops, performances and exhibitions.  To be kept informed of these events, please sign up for our email list on the right.

As part of efforts to mitigate visual impacts during project construction, temporary art banners were installed on construction site fences along the project corridor. Metro Art hosted a series of workshops at Lula Washington Dance Theater, KAOS Network, Inglewood Center for Spiritual Living, and Inglewood High to mentor local youth on designing banners that celebrate neighborhood icons. The series was coordinated through the nonprofit arts education organization artworxLA and was led by artist Michael Alvarez.

In the News

  • The Poly Post: Cal Poly Pomona’s Student Newspaper. “Lecturer’s art displayed in new Expo/Crenshaw Metro Station” (March 17, 2020)
  • Artsy: “These Emerging Black Artists Are the Future of Figurative Painting” (February 11, 2020)
  • Los Angeles Times: “Meet six artists making the public art for Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Line” (November 11, 2019)
  • KTLA: “LA Metro Says Public Art Along New Crenshaw/LAX Line Will Represent Culture, Diversity of Areas” (November 11, 2019)
  • Spectrum News 1: “Meet Artists Selected to Create Art for Metro’s Crenshaw/LAX Line” (December 13, 2019)
  • Streetsblog LA: “Art, the Crenshaw/LAX Line, and the Stories We (Don’t) Tell at Train Stations” (November 1, 2018)
  • Curbed LA: “Watch a colorful glass mosaic for the Crenshaw Line come together” (February 28, 2018)
  • Hyperallergic: “Mickalene Thomas, Shinique Smith, and Others Are Making Art for LA’s New Metro Line“ (January 24, 2018)
  • Los Angeles Magazine: “An Early Look at All the Artwork Coming to the Metro Crenshaw Line” (January 22, 2018)
  • Streetsblog LA: Fourteen Artists Named for the Crenshaw Line; What Can We Expect to See From Them? (April 17, 2015)
  • Los Angeles Sentinel: “MTA Celebrates New Crenshaw Line with ‘Halfway There’ Event” (May 5, 2016)

For more information about the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Art Program, contact Erik Qvale: QvaleE@metro.net

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