The station hosts a rotating collection of unique events, cutting edge performances, evocative music, unprecedented art exhibitions and thought-provoking cultural programing showcasing the diversity of entertainers, artists and innovators throughout Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Police Department Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Friday, October 29, 2023: Ticket Concourse
Los Angeles Union Station presents the Los Angeles Police Department mariachi performances in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The event will feature a performance by Mariachi Los Servidores at Union Station’s Ticket Concourse. All ages are welcome to come out and join this one-of-a-kind cultural celebration on September 29, 2023 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
Rare Books LA Antiquarian Book Fair
Saturday, October 7, 2023 and Sunday, October 8, 2023: Ticket Concourse
All aboard for the first antiquarian book fair at Los Angeles’ historic Union Station!
Presenting leading specialists in antiquarian books, ephemera and map, this exciting event takes place on October 7th and 8th in the historic Ticket Concourse, the backdrop for numerous classic films and television shows as well as the 93rd Oscars in 2021. Union Station is transit friendly, offers ample affordable parking and is close to numerous restaurants and hotels.
The Yellow Car and Los Angeles
Begins Monday, November 21, 2022: Waiting Room Gallery
The Yellow Car and Los Angeles, an original exhibition organized by Metro Art and featuring materials sourced from the Metro Transportation Library and Archive, highlights the Yellow Cars of Los Angeles Railway Corporation (or LARy, for short) and LA’s early buses to offer a fond look back at Los Angeles transit history. Together, these early rail and bus lines are foundations which shaped the Metro system the agency is working to restore today.
The exhibition, which was designed by Metro Art expressly for the Union Station Waiting Room, features reproduction photographs, tickets and other ephemera from the Metro Transportation Library and Archive. Rail car design drawings are side by side with street photographs of the trolleys. Hand-painted place names, map-like dots and lines, and colors in the exhibition’s design are inspired by painted signs and vintage maps (1926-1944) in the transportation library's collection.
Journeys Continued: LA Communities Through the Eyes of Artists
Beginning Thursday, April 13, 2023: Passageway Art Gallery
Journeys Continued… LA Communities Through the Eyes of Artists builds on an exhibition presented by Metro Art in 2017 and focuses on neighborhoods and cities within Los Angeles County “through the eyes of artists.” Local artists capture the look and feel of each community from a personal perspective, highlighting special, surprising and/or lesser-known facets of that place. Neighborhood parks, street food vendors, family bicycle rides and local landmarks along daily commutes are among the subjects for these distinctive works of art.
Following in the tradition of colorful travel destination posters, the artworks are part of an award-winning series presented originally as posters in the Metro fleet that encourages riders to explore the neighborhoods that the expanding Metro system serves.
Dodger Stadium Express is Back!
Go Metro with the Dodger Stadium Express
The Dodger Stadium Express is a “free service” that runs 90 minutes before the start of the game until 45 minutes after the final out or 20 minutes after the end of any post-game event.
Union Station service will operate out of Union Station West, in front of Homebound Brew Haus, adjacent to Alameda Street.
For details, visit: Dodger Stadium Express – LA Metro.