Celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month by joining us for a jam-packed series of arts and cultural events. From a documentary film screening highlighting the funky vibrancy of the roller dancing movement in Venice to meeting a Metro artist for a walk-and-talk along the Santa Monica Palisades, here’s your guide to all the Metro Art events happening in October. Did we mention they’re all free and open to the public?
- Sunday, October 1: Art Tour of Rail Stations from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Union Station information kiosk near the Alameda Street entrance.
- Saturday, October 7: Art Tour of Rail Stations from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the street level entrance to the Hollywood/Highland Station.
- Sunday, October 8: Art & Architecture Tour of Union Station from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Union Station information kiosk near the Alameda Street entrance.
- Friday, October 13: Metro Art Presents Roller Dreams directed by Kate Hickey as the first in our LA Documentaries film screening series. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. in Union Station’s Historic Ticketing Hall; the screening runs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Followed by Mur Murs directed by Agnès Varda on November 3 and This is the Life directed by Ava DuVernay on December 1).
- Thursday, October 19: Metro Art Presents welcomes guitarist and composer Jeff Parker to Union Station’s Historic Ticketing Hall from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a nighttime Jazz concert exploring the relationship between tradition and technology.
- Saturday, October 21: Join Metro commissioned artist Walter Hood for a walk along the Santa Monica Palisades exploring the inspiration behind his future sculptural artwork at the Expo Line’s Downtown Santa Monica Station from 10 a.m. to noon. RSVP here.
- Saturday, October 28: Meet Metro commissioned artist Fabian Debora and receive a free, signed copy of his “Through the Eyes of Artists” poster celebrating El Pueblo de Los Angeles at the El Pueblo Historical Monument Biscailuz Gallery from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Use the Trip Planner for routes and connections. Car and bicycle parking are also available on site. Enter from Vignes or Cesar Chavez.
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