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Harmony

Artist(s):

Clare Rojas’s artwork will honor the presence of the natural world within the urban landscape and highlight humanity’s shared rhythm with the land, water, and sky.

EXPO 1 Banners

EXPO 1 Banners

To mark the historic opening of the first phase of the Expo Line, now E Line (Expo), 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.

Daniel Gonzalez, Engraved in Memory, La Cienega/Jefferson Station

Engraved in Memory

Artist(s):

Gonzalez’s imagery illustrates the history of the Ballona Creek and the local area’s deep history, with references to Tongva homes and villages, the Mission and Californio periods as well as the film industry.

Adobe LA, "Blissful Interiors" (platform view)

Blissful Interiors

Artist(s):

For Atlantic Station, Adobe LA created a series of benches with tile rugs at the platform and a large scale free standing sculpture inspired by the striking and colorful design culture of Eastside living rooms, shops, cars, and toys.

And Here I Will Stay

Project Description A series of art panels are united by a flowing sash, mean to convey the history and vitality of the local neighborhood. At locations facing the entrances to the platform, art panels depict the agricultural area that once existed as well as the present day urban city. A painted sash flows in front of the landscape. The front side depicts images of fabric patterns from a wide range of cultural traditions quilted together with a light blue yarn meant to signify the E Line (Expo). The back side of the sash contains a painted, abstracted map of the area with a blue line denoting the route of the E Line (Expo). At locations facing the interior of the platform, people, restaurants and theatres are the focus – drawing attention to the many different kinds of people and businesses that have contributed to the growth of the area. Artist Statement “By including images of the diverse existing community as well as a large veteran population, the pieces will offer a sense of warmth, youthfulness, …

Michael Massenburg, All in a Day

All in a Day

Drawing on the rich history of Dorsey High School and the surrounding community, the art panels illustrate the many people who have contributed to the area’s growth and cultural life.

About Place About Face

Artist(s):

Intending to monumentalize the station’s surrounding community, Neilson reached out to local schools and organizations and gathered images of 27 faces of people who live and work in the Pico/Aliso neighborhood.

Celebrating Connections: Historic Broadway Station

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 28, and get ready to embark on a vibrant journey of community and culture! Hop off at the Historic Broadway Station and enjoy live performances from Metro Art Presents, food, workshops, and tours showcasing this historic neighborhood! All activities are FREE and open to all from 11am to 3pm

Celebrating Connections at the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station

Next stop: Little Tokyo/Arts District Station community celebration!

Metro Art invites you to explore these downtown Los Angeles communities that are now easily accessible via rail. This free event, Celebrating Connections, includes food, interactive workshops, tours highlighting neighborhood cultural organizations and businesses and a Metro Art Presents music festival on Saturday, September 9, 2023 between 12:30-4:30pm.

Go Metro and take the A or E Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station.

Performance on the Streets of LA

Artist(s):

“Performance on the Streets of LA” presents an array of street performers (singers, musicians, dancers, dress-up superheroes, counterfeit celebrities, living statues and buskers of every sort) in iconic locations from Pershing Square, Echo Park, Olvera Street and Union Station to Hollywood Boulevard and finally to the Venice Boardwalk.

Regional Connector Transit Project

Three shiny new Metro rail stations in downtown LA mark the completion of the Regional Connector Transit Project. The A, E and L Lines are now two rail lines — the new A and E Lines. That means more direct rides between Azusa, East LA and beaches. Eight artists were commissioned to create site-specific, integrated artworks for the three new stations.