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New Artist Opportunities along Metro Expo Line, Phase 2

Metro Art is announcing new opportunities for artists as part of Phase 2 of the Metro Expo Line.

Metro Expo Line: Phase 2 – Seven New Rail Stations
Artists are invited to submit qualifications for exciting art opportunities at seven future Metro Rail stations in Los Angeles County. One artist will be selected for each station. These are ideal opportunities for both emerging and established artists with a background in two-dimensional media and an interest in public art. Prior public art experience is not a requirement.
Deadline: Monday, July 2, 2012

Metro Expo Line: Phase 2 – Iconic Sculpture Opportunity
Artists are invited to submit qualifications for a major art opportunity at the forthcoming Metro Rail terminus station in Santa Monica. This is a prime opportunity for artists with significant experience in public art to create a sculptural artwork in a highly prominent station location.
Deadline: Monday, July 9, 2012

The two Calls to Artists are available as downloadable PDFs at, under Artist Opportunities. Phase 1 of the Metro Expo Line extends from Downtown Los Angeles to Culver City and opened in Spring 2012. Phase 2 of the project extends 6.6 miles from Culver City to the beachside city of Santa Monica and provides linkages for transit riders, cyclists and pedestrians. The Metro Expo Line is expected to become one of the most heavily used light rail lines in the country.

Metro Art Program

From rail and bus stations to transit facilities, construction fences and poetry cards, Metro Art enriches the transit environment and contributes to the artistic vibrancy of the neighborhoods we serve. Metro commissions artists to create engaging artworks that make the journey more inviting and pleasurable for transit users. The artworks mirror Los Angeles County’s rich contemporary and popular cultures.

Established in 1989, the Metro Art program has commissioned over 300 artists for a wide variety of temporary and permanent projects. Artists are selected through a peer review process with community participation. All works are created specifically for their transit-related sites. Metro’s public art policy allocates one half of one percent of project construction costs for art.

For more information and free docent guided tours for the Expo Line-and all Metro Rail stations–visit

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