Artists pull into Union Station with artwork and a show

Brian Doyle courtesy of 303 Gallery, New York

Atmosphere at the NYC Happening of Station to Station on Sept. 6, 2013. The event is an artist-driven public art project.

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Whipper Chris Camp performing Sept. 6, 2013 at the NYC Happening of Station to Station, an artist-driven public art project.

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Harvest gathering at St. Paul Union Depot on Sept. 12, 2013. Station to Station is an artist-driven public art project.

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BodyCartography at St. Paul Union Depot on Sept. 12, 2013. Station to Station is an artist-driven public art project.

Brian Doyle courtesy of 303 Gallery, New York

Station to Station crosses over into New Mexico on Sept. 17, 2013. Station to Station is an artist-driven public art project made possible by the Levi’s® brand.

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Inside the Ernesto Neto nomadic sculpture at Station to Station on Sept. 24, 2013. Station to Station is an artist-driven public art project.


A train carrying artists and their artwork has been making its way across the country. It first started its journey in New York — and Thursday it will pull into L.A.'s Union Station.

It's called Station to Station, and it features underground artists of all kinds.

"I felt there was a necessity to have a different way of working for culture, a different kind of platform," said Doug Aitken, the artist who organized the roving artwork. "Maybe something that wasn't bound to a place, a city. It wasn't bound to real estate or commerce. Something that was a bit more nomadic, that could move and change all the time."

Attendees can expect music, artwork and food. While the concert is sold out, there is a public viewing area outside of the ticketed area.

(See photos in the slideshow above from past events.)

Metro PIO Anna Chen said the event is likely to draw a unique crowd. 

"It kind of harkens back to the romantic era of train travel. If you have a chance to get out here and see that train, it's really cool," said Chen. "They've got some vintage cars out there representing different states across America. It's a really interesting project."

The event will take place 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Union Station until 10 p.m. Station to Station's next and final stop is Oakland, Calif. at 16th Street Station.

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