Author: Metro Art

Metro Art Presents

Metro Art Presents (MAP) showcases an exciting year-round array of arts and cultural events at historic Union Station—and beyond. From music and dance performances, film screenings and poetry readings to experimental and mixed-media presentations, the programs creatively activate downtown’s primary transportation hub for all ages.

Metro Art Presents Grupo Bella and Kingston Ska Collective at Union Station Holiday Tree Lighting

About the Event Enjoy live music from Grupo Bella and Kingston Ska Collective featuring members of Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra and vocalist Jesse Wagner, programmed by Metro Art Presents for the Union Station Goliday Tree Lighting on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Iconic Union Station will become a hub for the holidays, summoning the sights and sounds of the season with the 7th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony under the stars in the Station’s South Patio. To kick off the season, the historic Station will illuminate a towering 35-foot tree as guests are immersed in thousands of glistening lights on the South Patio while enjoying a free hot cocoa and holiday cookie bar. The fun, festive, family-friendly celebration will also feature a holiday arts and crafts zone, custom photo ops and Santa selfies, an appearance by VIP guests from the North Pole to vault visitors into the holiday spirit and more.   Featured Artists Kingston Ska Collective, featuring members of Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra, is best described as Duke Ellington meets Jamaica. The …

The Yellow Car and Los Angeles at Union Station

The Yellow Car and Los Angeles

The Yellow Car and Los Angeles, Metro Art’s new exhibition in the Union Station Waiting Room Gallery, offers a fond look back at two foundations of public transit in the region: the “Yellow Cars” of Los Angeles Railway Corporation and the transition to LA’s first years of bus service. Together, these early rail and bus lines shaped the Metro system we have today.

Metro Art Bus at Union Station

Metro Art Bus

Wrapped in portraits from the Metro Art Rider Portrait Series and current exhibition We Are…, the Metro Art Bus is brings art to the streets as it connects neighborhoods across Los Angeles County!

Harbor Gateway

A colorful collage of urban planning featuring: a multi-lane commercial corridor, Del Amo Avenue; mid-century housing and manicured home niwas (gardens); historic Gardena Blvd and school mascot “easter eggs” from Harbor Gateway schools; and remembrance to those resting at a Memorial Park.