Fourteen Artists Named for the Crenshaw Line … Here’s What Can We Expect to See From Them

ART POLITICS- Crenshaw Boulevard may be chaotic to navigate due to the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Line at the moment, but good things appear to be in the works. A source has reported that the new stations will be graced with works from a diverse mix of 14 artists. 

If you’ve ridden any of the rail lines, you’ve probably noticed that the stations are unique and play host to artwork that is intended to ground the stations in or make some connection with the surrounding community. This is because 0.5 percent of rail construction project costs are put towards the creation and installation of original artwork at each station. 

The formal linking of art with transit began in the 1970s, according to a best practices report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). (Read the rest.) 

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Vol 13 Issue 33

Pub: Apr 21, 2015