Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning about Chicano/a/x history and communities through public art with Metro Bike Share’s Chicanx Art Tour of DTLA. The ride guide offers the opportunity to explore DTLA and participate firsthand in the art tradition of the Chicanx community.
On this self-guided tour, you’ll witness the powerful and historic moment portrayed in Eduardo Carrillo’s El Grito, and take in Alfredo “LIBRE” Gutierrez’ Transportapueblos: Los Resilientes, the artist’s moving reminder to us of the continued challenges and surpassing resilience of those who migrate to the United States today. While the tour does not tell the complete story of all Chicano/a/x or Latino/a/x people – we hope this guide reflects and recognizes the vastness and complexities of diasporas within these communities in Los Angeles County and beyond. We also note that Los Angeles County and this bike route occupy the ancestral, traditional and contemporary lands of the Tongva, Chumash, and Kizh.
Check out the ride guide here for directions, important safety tips and more information about the landmarks.
To learn more about connections between artists and murals in East Los Angeles and Downtown, and even glimpse a few murals which may no longer be there, check out the classic 1981 documentary Mur Murs by Agnes Varda available in the Criterion Collection.
This Metro Bike Share Ride Guide was created in collaboration with Metro Art. For future adventures and to learn about other artworks in the Metro system, visit metro.net/art.