Metro + Art + CicLAvia in the “Heart of L.A.”

Westlake/MacArthur Park Station, MacArthur Park, Urban Oasis (detail),  Sonia Romero, Artist. Photo: Metro Creative Services.

One of 13 ceramic mosaic tile artworks by Sonia Romero. The mosaics are located on two facing mezzanine walls at Westlake/MacArthur Park Station. Photo: Metro Creative Services.

This Sunday, when you’re walking, cycling or skating your way through the streets at CicLAvia, enrich your mind, ears and eyeballs with art, special events and activities along the way!

The 7.5-mile Heart of L.A. route connects with eight Metro Rail stations, each featuring artwork created specifically for the site. (See map with Metro stations here. Explore Metro Art here.)

Pedestrian Zones at the north, south, east, west and middle of the route present a variety of creative offerings to those moving at a leisurely pace—and four of the five zones are conveniently served by Metro stations.

Take Metro to CicLAvia via the Expo, Red, Purple, Blue or Gold Line and explore L.A.’s unique artistic landscape along the way!

Traveling east to west from Mariachi Plaza to MacArthur Park, and north to south from Chinatown to the African American Firefighter Museum, here is a tiny selection of art, events and activities in and around Metro stations and CicLAvia hubs touching (or very close to!) the route. For many more details and a full schedule of activities, click here.

EAST TO WEST

Mariachi Plaza Station (CicLAvia Hub)
Zumbathon
DJs playing music

Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Taiko performers

Civic Center/Grand Park Station (CicLAvia Hub)
The Music Center’s Lines + Lanes program featuring art-making, games and DJ music

Civic Center/Grand Park Station, Faith Ringgold, Artist. Photo: Metro Creative Services

One of 52 smalti (glass) mosaic artworks by Faith Ringgold. The mosaics are located across four mezzanine walls at Civic Center/Grand Park Station. Photo: Metro Creative Services

Pershing Square Station

Pershing Square Station, Antonakos, Artist. Photo: Metro Creative Services.

On of 12 neon sculptures by Stephen Antonakos at Pershing Square Station. Photo: Metro Creative Services.

7th Street/Metro Center Station

7th Street/Metro Center Station, Joyce Kozloff, Artist. Photo: Metro Creative Services.

Detail, one of two ceramic tile murals by Joyce Kozloff. The artworks are located on the mezzanine level at 7th Street/Metro Center Station. Photo: Metro Creative Services.

Westlake/MacArthur Park Station (CicLAvia Hub)
Photo Booth
Climbing Wall
Free coffee samples

Westlake/MacArthur Park Station, MacArthur Park, Urban Oasis, Sonia Romero, Artist. Photo: Metro Creative Services.

Seven of 13 ceramic mosaic tile artworks by Sonia Romero. The mosaics are located on two facing mezzanine walls at Westlake/MacArthur Park Station. Photo: Metro Creative Services.

NORTH TO SOUTH

Chinatown Station (CicLAvia Hub)
Live music throughout the day
Ping pong
Ticketed walking tour led by Charles Phoenix

An I-Ching based compass and granite dial on the mezzanine, by Chusien Chang at Chinatown Station. Photo: Metro Creative Services.

An I-Ching based compass and granite dial on the mezzanine, by Chusien Chang at Chinatown Station. Other components of the artwork are located at street level. Photo: Metro Creative Services.

African American Firefighter Museum (CicLAvia Hub)
Tours of the museum
Music all day

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