Don't miss free art tour on the Metro Gold Line Saturday, April 26

In honor of Earth Day, take a ride on the Metro Gold Line and explore public art and neighborhood history with Fallen Fruit on Saturday, April 26. The free, three-hour event begins with a street-side lemonade stand at the entrance to historic Union Station and ends with an installation of self-portraits, created by participants, at the Armory Center for the Arts in Old Pasadena.

Meet up on Saturday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m. outside the Alameda Street entrance to Union Station. Participants will receive TAP cards loaded with a day pass. The group will depart via the Gold Line at noon, and the event will conclude at Memorial Park Station/Armory Center for the Arts at 2 p.m. Participants who show their valid TAP card will receive a free copy of the Armory’s Art Throughout Pasadena, an exhibition catalogue produced by the Armory that documents several recent projects, including Fallen Fruit’s collaborative art work, “Public Fruit Jam.”

The tour is approximately 90% walking. There are elevators and escalators in all of the stations. Public restrooms are available at Union Station and the Armory Center for the Arts.

RSVPs are not required by are highly recommended.

Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young) is an art collaboration that uses fruit as a common denominator to change the way people view the world. The collaboration began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles, then expanded to include various public projects and site-specific installations including  communal jam-making and Nocturnal Fruit Forages. It was originally conceived in 2004 by David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young. Since 2013, David and Austin have continued the collaborative work.