LIVE AT UNION STATION! MAPPING Performance: 10 Years of Metro Art Presents

Metro Art Presents commemorates 10 years of arts and cultural programming inspired by the greater Los Angeles area and the people Metro serves each day. Hosted at Los Angeles Union Station (800 N Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012), MAPPING Performance: 10 Years of Metro Art Presents celebrates this milestone with percussion-driven music and dance drawing from Southeast Asian and Afro-Brazilian traditions, bringing the community together in the heart of Los Angeles at the heart of the LA Metro transit system. 

Saturday, June 24, 2023 will feature Southeast Asian traditions and diasporic artists who bring their cultural backgrounds into contemporary practices, while Sunday, June 25, 2023 – which will be highly participatory – highlights Afro-Brazilian traditions, such as capoeira, which blends music, dance, and acrobatics, as well as samba-reggae. 

From dancers to DJs to rock bands, Metro Art Presents invites the community to witness how Angelenos draw from their varied cultural backgrounds and traditions to create contemporary performing arts. 

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Featured Artists

Day 1: Southeast Asians Represent!

Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 4:00 – 10:00pm (North Patio & Ticket Concourse) 

Dengue Fever

With visuals by Sick Delicious in Ticket Concourse


Day 2: Capoeira Exchange

Sunday, June 25, 2023 from 3:30 – 8:00pm (Ticket Concourse & Passenger Concourse)

Learn more about the artists and the event schedule! 


About Metro Art Presents 

Metro Art Presents showcases an exciting array of arts and cultural events at historic Union Station and beyond. From music and dance performances, film screenings and poetry readings to experimental and mixed-media presentations, the creative programming activates downtown’s primary transportation hub for all ages.

About Metro Art 

Metro Art enhances the customer experience with innovative, award-winning arts programming that encourages ridership and connects people, sites, and neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. A diverse range of site-specific artworks is integrated into the growing Metro system, improving the visual quality of transit environments and creating a sense of place. From photography installations to onboard posters, art tours, and live performances, our multi-faceted arts programs add vibrancy and engage communities throughout Los Angeles.  

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1 reply

  1. Metro Bus Stops are natural sites for pop-up public art treatments, such as turning the perforated-metal hole-matrix screens on bus stop kiosks into colorful translucent mosaics with colored plastic pegs that could be inserted into the holes to form mandalas or flowers or other patterns. Metro Arts should sponsor a few Bus Stop ‘Art Stop’ Pop-Ups as festive events that leave a bit of colorful permanent art that attracts attention to the bus option for getting around. (Metro: Retain the perforated-metal matrix bus kiosk screens, please!)

    Another possible source of funding is the Los Angeles City Department of Cultural Affairs’ Earth-friendly Creative-idea Opportunity-fund Sponsoring Neighborhood Action Projects (ECO-SNAP) seed funding to support pop-ups in outdoor spaces that revolve around earth-friendly themes to promote environmental awareness — and using public transportation is notably earth-friendly and eco-aware. (The Public-Space Activation [PAF] page at indicates this program might be ending in July 2023.)