La Cañada/Flintridge through the eyes of artist Brooks Salzwedel


Where will you travel with Metro? Be inspired by the La Cañada/Flintridge travel poster!

Celebrate the scintillating splendor of summer sunsets when you Go Metro for our latest “Through the Eyes of Artists” poster featuring La Cañada/Flintridge, as depicted by Brooks Salzwedel. The art poster is the second of five in the 2016 series to be displayed on board Metro trains and buses. The first poster to be released this year featured Monterey Park. Posters for Eagle Rock, San Pedro and West Hollywood will round out the year.

Brooks will be signing free copies of his beautiful poster in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more info!

The Neighborhood

The artist sees La Cañada/Flintridge as an emerald city floating above Los Angeles with beautifully tree-lined streets and the unique effects of sunlight afforded to mountain sides.  “I chose to depict a time of day that will stay in line with my style of work as well as depict the range of foliage and color of the city, with colorful lens flares and a pastel colored sunset peeking through the silhouettes of the landscape.” —Brooks Salzwedel

The Artist

Brooks Salzwedel was born and raised in Southern California and has had his work published in New American Painting, Juxtapoz, The New York Times and ArtWeek. He has exhibited at the Hammer Museum, London Fine Art Fair and the George Billis Gallery. He participated in the Denali National Park Artist Residency in Alaska and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design.

About “Through the Eyes of Artists”

In the tradition of celebrating transportation through colorful travel destination posters, Metro commissions a diverse range of Los Angeles artists to create original artworks for the “Through the Eyes of Artists” poster series. The purpose of the award-winning series is to increase ridership by encouraging the public to access the Metro system and enjoy traveling to the many neighborhoods within Los Angeles County. Established in 2003, the posters are displayed on board Metro trains and buses and La Cañada/Flintridge is 35th in the series.

View the entire poster series by clicking here.

1 reply

  1. Nice picture! Sadly, that’s as close as most Metro riders will get to La Cañada/Flintridge, one of the most exclusive and least accessible communities in the greater Los Angeles area.