Art on TAP cards are Metro’s smallest artworks that fit inside pockets and accompany transit riders on their journeys. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Metro Art’s Through the Eyes of Artists poster series, a limited edition set of Art on TAP cards will be available for purchase rolling out this week. In the tradition of colorful travel destination posters, the artworks are part of an award-winning series by 63 local artists that illustrate the unique places accessible by Metro across L.A. County.
We’ve got five Art on TAP cards in the set:
Where can I get Art on TAP cards?
We’ve loaded batches of the five collectible cards into select Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) across the system. Find them at designated machines at the locations below (while supplies last):
- Memorial Park
- 5th Street (Long Beach)
- Leimert Park
- 7th St/Metro Center
- Westlake/MacArthur Park
- North Hollywood
The cards at the TVMs are randomly shuffled. It might take a little digging to collect all five.
Looking for a specific card?
We’ve got you covered. Visit Metro’s Customer Service Centers (available Friday, 11/17) –– each one will carry one card from the series. Find them below!
- Pasadena by Walter Askin at Union Station/Gateway Transit Customer Center, East Portal (One Gateway Plaza, LA, CA 90012)
- Long Beach by Christine Nguyen at Rosa Parks Customer Center Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station (11720 Wilmington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059)
- Leimert Park by Sam Pace at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Customer Center (3650 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Ste 189, LA, CA 90008)
- Pico Rivera by Ramon Ramirez at East Los Angeles Customer Center (4501 B Whittier Blvd. LA, CA 90022)
- Griffith Park by Bob Zoell at Wilshire/Vermont Customer Center (3183 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 174, LA, CA 90010)
These special edition TAP cards are just one way we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of our Through the Eyes of Artists series. Several of them are included in the exhibition, Journeys Continued…, currently on view in the Union Station Passageway Art Gallery. Select poster reprints from the series are available for view on Metro buses and available at select Customer Service Centers while supplies last. Learn more about our anniversary poster rereleases here and here.
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