When one thinks about public transportation, probably one of the last things you'd pair that thought with is art. Well, not in Los Angeles (L.A.), especially L.A.'s metro red line. L.A.'s metro red line is its one true subway system running from Union Station to North Hollywood.
If you have ever had the opportunity to travel the red line, you already know that the stations along the red line route were created with an artistic eye. Every station is different.
According to The Source the Metro has partnered with over 300 artists as a way to beautify nearly 100 stations in the Metro system.
Three times a month, free tours are led by trained Metro Art Docent Council volunteers. The tours are:
- free (although the standard metro ride fee is still applicable),
- round trip on the red line,
- approximately two hours, and
- no reservation required.
First Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. meeting at the street level entrance to Hollywood/Highland Metro station.
First Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. meeting at the street level entrance to Hollywood/Highland Metro station.
First Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. meeting at the information booth inside the entrance to Union Station, 900 Alameda Street in downtown L.A.
Look for safety vest wearing docents at the meetup spot.
This sprawling art gallery is the first transit agency to benefit from the same type of programs commonly found at museums around the world. Now what would be better than that?