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Preliminary sketches of artwork concept, and sketches of proposed elements to build artwork.

Untitled

Artist(s):

This site-specific project will consist of hundreds of small, metal, multicolored components that will be woven, cross stitch-like, into the building’s façade, creating a complex, abstracted landscape that will colorfully weave its way around part of the building.

Terry Schoonhoven, Traveler

Traveler

Traveler, a tile mural located at the bottom of the escalator at the east entrance of the subway station, depicts travelers from different eras in a Los Angeles “timescape” that features historical references such as Spanish galleons, the Pico House, Olvera Street and actress Carol Lombard.

The Metro Machine

Artist(s):

Thinking metaphorically about the internal workings of the Metro system as a “well oiled machine,” the artist introduces shapes for train, bus and bicycle wheels and power gears all fluidly interconnected with a belt running throughout the floor design.

Kim Yasuda, ReUnion

ReUnion

Artist(s):

This artist team designed a series of six bus passenger waiting areas which reference the social and natural history of the site and incorporate ideas about shelter, movement, evolution and change.

Metro Art Presents Summertime

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.

East Los Streetscapers, La Sombra del Arroyo

La Sombra del Arroyo

Hand-painted and glazed ceramic tile on the undersurfaces of the bridges provide the illusion of lacy tree branches overhead, while cast relief tiles feature a variety of native birds and animals which might once have inhabited this spot.

Commuters passing colorful artwork in lightboxes in LA Union Station.

Journeys: LA Communities Through the Eyes of Artists

Featuring the original artworks by  twelve artists who created posters for the Through The Eyes of Artists series, Each artwork on display in this passageway focuses on a particular neighborhood or city in Los Angeles County to capture the look and feel of each place from a personal perspective.