High school students: celebrate the communities along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project with your artwork

Attention all high school students! Create an artwork celebrating the unique character of your neighborhood and its connection to the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, and it may be used to inspire the design of commemorative pins!

Metro is producing eight commemorative pins to represent each of the new Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project stations: Expo/Crenshaw, Martin Luther King, Jr., Leimert Park, Hyde Park, Fairview Heights, Downtown Inglewood, Westchester/Veterans and Aviation/Century.

The winning artworks will be the inspiration for eight final pins, which will be distributed to the public free of charge in celebration of the new rail stations. Eight winning artworks will be selected by a panel of local community leaders and cultural figures. Students whose artworks are selected will receive a complete set of the commemorative pins and $500 for the purchase of the submitted artwork*

This contest is open to high school students only, grades 9-12. One entry per student will be reviewed.

* Must be eligible to work in the United States as determined by the Department of Homeland Security and/or U.S. Immigration Laws.


  • Submit a two-dimensional artwork made on 8.5” x 11” paper.
  • All image-making media is acceptable (i.e. collage, painting, drawing, computer graphics). See design considerations.
  • Provide a brief statement (200 words or less) about the artwork and how it celebrates the unique character of one of the neighborhoods along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project (Crenshaw District, Inglewood, Westchester and surrounding areas in South LA.)

Entries should be submitted through this online form or dropped off at the address below.

Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Office
Attn: Crenshaw/LAX Art Contest
3699 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Hours: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Contest begins today, March 22, 2021. All entries must be received by July 12, 2021. In-person entries must be received by 3 p.m. (PDT). Online entries must be received by 5 p.m. (PDT).

For more info and full contest rules, visit metro.net/claxartcontest.

5 replies

  1. other question: wikipedia is calling this the K Line, and someone took a picture of a pink roundel with a “K” on it. Any words you can offer to address that?

  2. so when’s it expected to open? like if everything goes right from here on out, what are the timespans?

    • Hi,

      At this time the opening date is to be determined as we wait for contractor to finish up project and turn it over to Metro.

      Thank you,

      Anna Chen
      Writer, The Source

      • so then what’s THEIR best-case-scenario timeline? or do they have one?