All Metro Art Presents

Metro Art Presents 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

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 …

Metro Art Presents SUMMERTIME

Metro Art Presents SUMMERTIME, an uplifting love letter to Los Angeles and all the stories it holds. Join us FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2022 beginning at 6:30pm for a screening, live poetry performance, music by Austin Antoine and more. RSVP is required.

Metro Art Presents x dublab: Deep Routes

Exploring the overlapping and intersecting musical histories embedded in the Los Angeles landscape and its transit topographies. This free live event at Union Station on SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2022 from 4-8 PM is all about the Deep Routes radio series. Featuring Jimetta Rose and The Voices of Creation, Spiñorita, traditional Tongva songs shared by Jessa and Tina Calderon, Atomic Nancy’s Jukebox and more sounds that span Los Angeles County.

Metro Art Presents Play On!

To celebrate the summer reopening of the much-loved (and always played) public piano at Union Station in Summer 2021, Metro Art Presents premiered a back-to-back week of pop-up piano performances from JULY 19-23, 2021 highlighting Los Angeles-based musicians Brandon Coleman, Jamael Dean, Inna Faliks, Donia Jarrar, and Jonathan Montes. The videos remain available online.

Soundtrips

Metro Art Presents Soundtrips is a collection of transit-inspired sounds and stories to amplify your ride. Created in 2020 and 2021, three program series are compiled in an easy to access playlist for Metro riders’ listening pleasure.