The city’s wealth of art and culture—from allusions to classic cars and street art to folklorico performances and musical subgenres as diverse as ska, punk, jazz and mariachi—is highlighted throughout the painting.
Theatres and assembly halls grace this San Fernando Valley community, while the palm trees dress its vibrant boulevards. As the area has evolved, the mountains have kept a watchful eye.
Fellow space travelers, outrageously dressed in pattern and color, wait for liftoff in Willowbrook as multiple suns shine bright.
The poet, after whom the City of Whittier is named, wrote about a tradition of announcing a death to the bees. The artist pays homage to the city’s namesake as well as the indigenous population who called the land Sejat, meaning “a place of the wild bees.”
Metro artist Alex Gonzalez “Otiswoods” depicts symbols of creativity and strength in Westlake in the latest Through the Eyes of Artists poster. The artist was moved by the will and industry of his neighbors in Westlake — where he was born, raised and still resides.
This colorful collage embraces a city rich with complexity by tracing the memories of the city from the Tongva, to its current diversity of residents and iconic status.
What interests Fernandez most about the Watts Towers is the magical quality of the organic, sculptural walls that surround the historic landmark.
Frieden’s playful panorama captures the gamut of fun activities that characterize the canals, beach and boardwalks of this creative community.
Llanos depicts a series of Valley characters amidst the commercial hub-bub of Victory Boulevard and Van Nuys Boulevard.
Tucked among some of Torrance’s busiest streets, the Madrona Marsh Preserve and nearby nature center provide respite for waterfowl and city dwellers alike.
Looking downward from the highest point of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, viewers can see glittering lights that shine like jewels.
Through the Eyes of Artists was initiated in 2003 to creatively celebrate the many cities and neighborhoods Metro serves from the unique perspectives of artists.
From iconic destinations to family-owned businesses, many of the prominent architectural landmarks and signage found along Studio City’s two main thoroughfares are represented as an engaging street scene mashup.
A symbol of femininity and the official flower of this family-friendly community, the ruddy flower petals gradually evolve into abstract building blocks that take the shape of the city’s boundaries.
In a whimsical bird’s-eye view, the botanic garden is shown surrounded by waves amid the flourishing Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Although now a resident of San Pedro, the artist also drew from her experience as an immigrant who discovered the rich cultural tapestry of San Pedro.
Sandra Low’s vision of San Gabriel, Dream Connect San Gabriel, pairs contemporary features with historical roots in a surreal landscape set before the San Gabriel Mountains and inspired by traditional Chinese landscape painting.
While there is much to marvel in the 1797 Mission San Fernando, this watercolor invites you to experience a small corner of the garden, with its Roman arch, tiled roof, adobe walls and exposed wooden beams, all elements that remain architectural inspirations in Southern California today.
The sea breeze flows at its own pace through a delightful stretch of shops, merging old and new together info vivid blocks of color.
Romero pulls together a wide variety of cultural icons from the city’s history including the LA County Fair, Antique Row, the Arts Colony, the Wally Parks Motorsports Museum, and the goddess of Pomona herself.
Ramirez’s depicts Pico Rivera with palm trees in silhouette against a glowing sunset sky.
Renowned for fostering parades and festivals, Pasadena is represented in a whimsical procession of playful characters marching through his hometown.
Metro commissioned artist Levi Ponce depicts his hometown of Pacoima, where flowers bloom around community, in the latest installment of Metro Art’s Through the Eyes of Artists poster series, viewable onboard the Metro fleet through August 2021.
Inspired by the eclectic atmosphere of the NoHo Arts District, Abramovic has depicted the comedy, musicals and cabarets featured at the Whitefire, El Portal, Secret Rose and Raven theatres.
Using an animation style, the artist depicts a multi-ethnic community that is colorful, active and vibrant while also acknowledging its geography of hilly terrain and historical landmarks.