Metro’s After Work Art Tours Lead to Live Music and Food Trucks

By Anna Chen
July 31, 2013 • 305 views

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There are just two Metro Art Moves_DTLA art tours left this summer! The next one takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, and the last one will be on Thursday, September 5. Tours leave from 7th Street/Metro Center Station. The free guided, artist-led tours will conclude at Grand Park’s Out of Office event, which will include live music and food trucks.

Meet at the entrance to the 7th Street/Metro Center Station, at the northeast corner of Figueroa and 7th Street, on the street level.

Want to grab a snack before Metro Art Moves_DTLA, or feeling a little hungry afterward? Show your TAP card and take advantage of special Metro Destination Discounts at locations near the tour route including Qdoba Mexican Grill, Tossed and Boba 7. Those who stick to ending their tour at Grand Park can use their TAP cards, provided on the tour, to score a free pair of sunglasses at the event information booth.

General Information

Tours take place on the first Thursday of August and September from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Tours begin at 7th Street/Metro Center Station and end at Civic Center/Grand Park Station.

Tours have limited capacity. Reservations are highly recommended. To RSVP, email lej@metro.net.

The tours are approximately 90% walking; there are elevators and escalators in all of the stations.

Public restrooms are available at Union Station and at Grand Park.

Metro Art Moves tours are designed to attract new riders through arts-based transit experiences. The tours highlight Metro’s diverse collection of artworks, heighten the passenger experience in fun and engaging ways to boost public perceptions about transit, promote rider etiquette and offer opportunities for discovery.

Since 1989, Metro has commissioned artists to incorporate artworks into a wide array of transportation projects throughout Los Angeles County. The agency has received numerous design and artistic excellence awards, and is renowned for its approaches to integrating art into the transit experience, and for engaging artists at all levels of their careers.

Docent-guided tours are offered the first Saturday and Sunday of every month. Tours for groups of fifteen or more are also available by special arrangement. For more information visit metro.net/art and click on Art Tours or call (213) 922-4ART.

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