Art is a powerful way for people to connect with the world around them. L.A.’s Metro Art program achieves this by showing off our city’s roots by showcasing them.
This program brings local art and music to L.A.’s busiest transportation hubs. Metro Art holds monthly live events and year-round art installations for riders to learn about our beautiful city and understand the L.A. community in a meaningful way. Whether it’s through photography, art tours, displays, or live performances, their events add life and vibrancy to Union Station.
Metro Art states, “The heart of our Union Station programming has always been about giving riders occasions to connect with culture and each other.”
Currently on display is their “We Are…” exhibition which features portraits of metro riders by local artists. Thousands of Angelenos take the metro every day, and these pieces celebrate them. Each portrait reveals a story that is personal yet can be felt by many. It’s the story of us, it’s the story of our city. There are 35 new pieces in the Union Station Passageway Art Gallery and there are even more to view on their expanded online gallery.
Tonight they are offering a screening of the film “Summertime” at Union Station which also includes poetry performance from the ports in the film, live music and more. It was all put together with director Carlos López Estrada in collaboration with Get Lit Poetry. “Summertime takes place over the course of an imagined summer day during a heatwave as the lives of 27 young Angelenos intersect to weave in and out of each other’s stories across the city,” shares Metro Art.
You must RSVP to attend the film and as of right now, capacity has been met. However you’ll still be able to enjoy the live music, We Are…” exhibition, and poetry festivities. If space allows, early arrivals may also get entry to the film. These events are free to the public and are welcome for all to enjoy. To stay up to date with future events, please visit the Metro Art site.
When: Outdoors, Metro Art Bus Poetry Pop Up at 6:30P.M.
Inside, Summertime • Film + Live Poetry + Music at 7:30P.M.
Location: Los Angeles Union Station, 800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Next Event: METRO ART PRESENTS SUMMERTIME
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