Tonight Metro continues its free art tours, Metro Art Moves, featuring a new fall series in downtown LA and a new starting location: Union Station. The tours pair local artists with docent guides, who share stories about the artworks and lead activities to heighten tour-goer engagement, demystifying the Metro system along the way.
Meet promptly at 5:30 p.m. at the Union Station information kiosk, just inside the Alameda Street entrance.
The guided, artist-led tour will lead to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), which offers free admission on Thursday evenings.
Want to grab a snack before Metro Art Moves, or feeling a little hungry afterward? Show your TAP card and take advantage of special Metro Destination Discounts at locations near the tour route:
7thStreet/Metro Center Station
> Casey’s Irish Pub
> Boba 7
Pershing Square Station
> Noé Restaurant & Bar at the Omni Hotel
Check out MOCA’s new permanent collection on view starting Oct. 5 and receive a 2-for-1 discount when you show your valid TAP card at the box office.
Fall tours take place on the first Thursday of October and November from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Tours begin at Union Station and end just north of Pershing Square Station at MOCA.
Tours have limited capacity.
The tours are approximately 90% walking; there are elevators and escalators in all of the stations.
Restrooms are available at Union Station and at MOCA.
Metro Art Moves Tours
Metro Art Moves tours are designed to attract new riders through arts-based transit experiences. The tours highlight Metro’s diverse collection of artworks, heighten the passenger experience in fun and engaging ways to boost public perceptions about transit, promote rider etiquette and offer opportunities for discovery.
Metro Art Program
Metro Art implements the agency’s percent for art program, manages the care and maintenance of the system’s existing artworks and directs a volunteer docent council. From rail and bus stations to construction fences and poetry cards, art creates a sense of place and engages transit riders.
Since 1989, Metro has commissioned artists to incorporate artworks into a wide array of transportation projects throughout Los Angeles County. The agency has received numerous design and artistic excellence awards, and is renowned for its approaches to integrating art into the transit experience, and for engaging artists at all levels of their careers.
Docent-guided tours are offered the first Saturday and Sunday of every month. Tours for groups of fifteen or more are also available by special arrangement. For more information visit metro.net/art and click on Art Tours or call (213) 922-4ART.