Update: Today's tour is rain or shine! See you there!
The Expo Line opened last year to much fanfare, dramatically expanding LA's rail network, reaching into neighborhoods underserved by transit, and forming the first phase of what will eventually be a light-rail-to-the-sea (finally!). But the Expo Line's distinctive shimmering canopies also represent a turning point for the city's transit system—the Expo Line was the first Metro line to introduce a universal station design which highlights its impressive public art program.
On Sunday, January 27, we're climbing aboard the Expo Line with Roland Genick of Parsons, who will talk about the station design, Heidi Zeller, Metro's Senior Creative Services Officer, who will give an overview of the line's art program, plus two station artists, Jessica McCoy (Expo/Vermont Station) and Ronald Llanos (Expo/Western Station), who will share their experiences in creating neighborhood-appropriate art for the stations.
Expo Line Tour
Sunday, January 27
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
12:45 p.m.: Meet on the Expo Line platform of the 7th and Metro Station, located at the corner of 7th and Flower in downtown Los Angeles
1:00 p.m.: Tour departs promptly at 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.: Tour ends at the Culver City station, for those who would like to join us for post-tour snacks, we'll ride the Expo Line back to Mercado la Paloma (Expo Park/USC Station) where there are plenty of restaurants to choose from
Free, but please RSVP so we can get a headcount
If you don't have a TAP card, you'll need to buy a Metro Day Pass for $5, which you can do as you enter the 7th and Metro Station
When & Where
design east of La Brea
design east of La Brea (you can call us "dee-lab") is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that celebrates and supports local creatives in their efforts to enlighten, improve and engage the city. Through events that are educational, inspirational, and interactive, de LaB unites an enthusiastic community of local residents who are invested in the future of LA.