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Finding your station: Metro's 'call to artists' for public pieces along the Expo Line

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Courtesy of Metro

"Wanderers" by artist Willie Robert Middlebrook is on display at the Expo/Crenshaw Station of the recently opened Expo Line.

California artists, your train has arrived. Metro announced this week that it is seeking submissions for public art pieces along the Expo Line.

As part of the Expo Line, Phase 2 development, Metro released the call to artists for seven future stations in Los Angeles County and Santa Monica.

One piece of public art by the people, for the people, will be selected for each of the following future station locations:

  • National/Palms Blvd.
  • Expo/Westwood Blvd.
  • Expo/Sepulveda Blvd.
  • Expo/Bundy Ave.
  • Olympic/26th St.
  • Colorado/17th St.
  • Colorado/4th St.

Consideration will be given to both emerging and established artists with a background in two-dimensional media, says Metro. For these submissions, prior public art experience is not a requirement.

At the Santa Monica station at Colorado/4th, an iconic sculpture will also be selected, and prior experience, plus other criteria, must be met for those submissions.

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