A fourth, fully-wrapped Metro Art Bus is now out on the streets, serving the communities of El Monte, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, Pico Rivera, and Pasadena. The Metro Art Bus is an immersive mobile art program meeting riders with art and culture across Los Angeles County. This direct encounter with art provides a bright and uplifting moment of joy from street to seat with 16 large-scale portraits of Metro riders from the We Are… series on the exterior of the bus and 41 portraits lining the interior of the bus. Check it out and learn more in the video below!
The first three Metro Art Buses launched in 2022 and service bus routes operating out of three of our busy bus facilities in Sun Valley, Gardena and Downtown Los Angeles. The latest bus operates out of El Monte.
About We Are…
We Are…Portraits of Metro Riders by Local Artists is an exhibition that features portraits presented throughout the Metro system and online. Each rider portrait has a story that is personal and universal, intimate and immediate—a single story among the many stories of 840,000 daily riders on Metro, and each told by an artist with ties to neighborhoods served by Metro.
The We Are… exhibition features 35 artworks in the Union Station Passageway Art Gallery, on TAP cards, digital displays in rail stations, and additional artworks in an expanded online gallery.
Look for it in the streets and catch a ride!
About Metro Art
Metro Art enhances the customer experience with innovative, award-winning visual and performing arts programming that encourages ridership and connects people, sites and neighborhoods throughout LA County. A diverse range of site-specific artworks are integrated into the growing Metro system, improving the quality of transit environments and creating a sense of place.