To mark the historic opening of the first phase of the Expo Line, and to welcome new transit riders to the neighborhood, Metro celebrated the many contributions of the South Los Angeles community and its rich ethnic diversity in a series of light pole banners installed along Crenshaw Blvd. between Exposition and Vernon.
Commissioned by Metro, the mural mitigated the effects of construction activities on the community by cladding construction fences surrounding the Mariachi Plaza with stunning artwork.
Miguel Angel Reyes created this painted mural that combined an alternating array of greatly enlarged portraits of ordinary people and exotic flowers, wrapping them around the construction fence at Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue.
The image of the city is seen as a series of fragments, of interchangeable elements made up from the experience of urban life.
Artist Phyllis Green completed a two-phase construction fence project for the Hollywood/Highland construction site.
Larry Gruda involved those who live in, attend programs in, or work at various organizations within the community in creating glass-tile columns placed intermittently along the Metro Rail construction fence at Hollywood Boulevard and McCadden Place.
Artist Marco Elliott—a Venice High School teacher—worked with students and artist-trainees to develop Mojave Strip, a series of banners that covered the construction fence at the Hollywood/Western Station northern site.
Artist Katherine Arion, who immigrated to the U.S. from Bucharest, Romania via Paris, is passionately committed to bringing people of diverse backgrounds together through her art.
In order to beautify what is often a community eyesore for the duration of the construction phase, Metro Art commissioned veteran mural artist Charles Freeman to design and paint an original mural on the large scale construction fences at the corner of 1st and Lorena Streets.
This temporary construction fence, which consisted of 30 painted plywood panel murals, was erected around the drained lake in MacArthur Park in an effort to mitigate construction of the Metro Red (A) Line MacArthur Park Station.
The artist chose four elements: family, faith, work, and history to represent the spirit of the East Los Angeles community.
This temporary mural project, Adventures of the Imagination, featured four sections of painted plywood fencing depicting palm trees, stars, and classic cartoon characters interacting with transportation vehicles.
Stuart Vaughan designed Digging the Red Line to enhance the entrance to Barnsdall Art Park during Metro Rail construction.
Artist Gayle Gale collaborated with children from nearby elementary schools and neighborhood residents to create We’ve Been Working on the Metro.
This temporary mitigation project was spearheaded by Mario Tamayo, owner of Atlas Bar and Grill at Los Angeles’s Wiltern Theater complex, and coordinated in conjunction with LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions).