In this short video, docents and artists lead adventurous tour-goers through the Metro Rail system — some taking transit for the first time — visiting artworks at different stations and learning how to use TAP cards along the way.
Like what you see? Then join our last Metro Art Moves Tours of 2014!
TONIGHT, December 4
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Meet promptly at 5:30 p.m. at Union Station at the information kiosk, just inside the Alameda Street entrance. Focused on three downtown stations, this innovative tour led by a local artist will foster connections between the workplace and downtown arts and social adventures. The tour is designed for those interested in the downtown cultural scene, and focuses on navigating the Metro system, introducing riders to Metro’s diverse art collection and highlighting downtown destinations served by rail and bus. The tour ends at 7th Street/Metro Center Station, near several 213 Nightlife destinations. Tour participants save 15 percent off their bill at Casey’s Irish Pub, Cole’s French Dip and Ebanos Crossing by showing their valid TAP card to the server when ordering.
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Meet promptly at 10:00 a.m. at the street level entrance to the Hollywood/Highland Metro Rail Station on Hollywood Blvd. near the corner with Highland Ave. If driving to Hollywood/Highland station, park at the Visitors Center at the Hollywood/Highland shopping center complex to obtain partial parking validation. This tour is roundtrip.
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Meet promptly at 10:00 a.m. at the information booth inside the entrance to historic Union Station at 900 Alameda St in Downtown Los Angeles. There is pay parking at Union Station, and metered street parking and pay lots in the immediate area. This tour is roundtrip.
Union Station Tour
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Meet at the information booth inside the Alameda Street entrance to historic Union Station. Led by trained Metro Art Docents, the tour will cover historic Union Station art, architecture and spaces not generally open to the public, including the old ticket concourse and former Fred Harvey restaurant. Additionally, the tour will explore artworks located in the Gold Line Portal, East Portal and inside the Metro Gateway Headquarters Building. The tour is free. Reservations are not required.
About Metro Art Moves Tours:
Metro offers free, regularly scheduled, as well as special request, group tours of the artwork in the Metro Rail system. Tours are led by trained Metro Art Docent Council volunteers. The Metro Art Docent Council is committed to increasing awareness of the broad range of art in the Metro Rail system through public tours that provide insights into the artworks, the artists who created them, the processes it took to make them, and the communities they enhance. While docent programs are commonly found at museums around the world, Metro is the first transit agency to benefit from such a program.
Click here for more information on Metro Art and go to the Art Tours tab.