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New Metro Gold Line art captures the spirit of the San Gabriel Valley




Portals at Azusa Downtown station, by Jose Antonio Aguirre.
Portals at Azusa Downtown station, by Jose Antonio Aguirre.
Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority
Portals at Azusa Downtown station, by Jose Antonio Aguirre.
Details on portal at Azusa Downtown station, by Jose Antonio Aguirre.
Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority
Portals at Azusa Downtown station, by Jose Antonio Aguirre.
Students and community gather to help with mosaics for Azusa Downtown station.
Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority
Portals at Azusa Downtown station, by Jose Antonio Aguirre.
Monrovia station, artist for that stop was Cha-Rie Tang.
Portals at Azusa Downtown station, by Jose Antonio Aguirre.
Irwindale station, artist for that station was Robin Brailsford.
Portals at Azusa Downtown station, by Jose Antonio Aguirre.
Duarte station, artists for this stop were Andrea Myklebust and Stanton Gray Sears.
Portals at Azusa Downtown station, by Jose Antonio Aguirre.
Duarte station, artists for this stop were Andrea Myklebust and Stanton Gray Sears.
Portals at Azusa Downtown station, by Jose Antonio Aguirre.
Arcadia station, artist for this stop was Michael Davis.
Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority
Portals at Azusa Downtown station, by Jose Antonio Aguirre.
APU-Citrus College station, artist for this stop was Lynn Goodpasture.
Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority
Portals at Azusa Downtown station, by Jose Antonio Aguirre.
Bench at APU-Citrus College station, artist for this stop was Lynn Goodpasture.
Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority
Portals at Azusa Downtown station, by Jose Antonio Aguirre.
Train crossing Gold Line bridge, artist for this station was Andrew Leicester.
Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority


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While the Gold Line extension may not be offering traffic relief, it will be offering beautiful art installations at every new stop.

These installations are all thanks to Lesley Elwood, art program manager for the Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority. The construction authority put out a call to artists across the nation to submit their art for the chance to have it showcased at these stops.

One of the artists selected, Jose Antonio Aguirre, drew the themes for his station from the history of the word 'Azusa' and the Gabrielino-Tongva tribe. Additionally, Aguirre called on the Azusa community and students at APU to help with the downtown Azusa station installation.

For more on the Gold line extension and the art featured Elwood and Aguirre joined the show to discuss.

For more on the art and the journey behind it, click here to listen to an audio tour. 

To hear the full interview, click the blue play button above.