In Support of Naming the Grand Avenue Arts Metro Station


This is a wonderful time to experience the arts in Los Angeles. The arts scene is burgeoning like never before and all roads lead to Grand Avenue—home to several arts organizations, including LA Opera. With many arts destinations within walking distance of each other, Angelenos have never had simpler access to such a cross-section of art. From classical to contemporary, symphony to jazz, and of course grand opera, there’s something for every art palette.

Thanks to Metro, traveling to Grand Avenue will only get easier.

In just a few years, Metro will open a new station at the corner of Hope and Second streets. This is an incredible gift to the community and will increase accessibility to the city’s ever-evolving arts culture in downtown Los Angeles.

Metro is looking to name this station and is asking for public input for its naming and the naming of others in the Regional Connector line. As supporters of our art, you likely frequent our house and we’d like to ask for your help.

Metro has proposed two names for the station:

1.       Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill

2.       Bunker Hill/Grand Av Arts.

With our neighbors and colleagues at arts organizations on Grand Avenue (including the Music Center, its resident companies, MOCA, the Broad and Colburn) we recommend that our station be named “Grand Ave Arts/Bunker Hill” – including the “E” in Avenue, that Metro has left out.

Over the years, we have all worked very hard to make Grand Avenue an arts destination for our community. With our annual Grand Avenue Arts All Access, Grand Avenue has become the place to come together and enjoy art and music in Los Angeles. While Bunker Hill has historical significance, Grand Avenue is now synonymous with the arts in this area and we feel strongly that the street’s name will tell riders why they should stop and explore.

We hope that you will help us by recommending the station be named Grand Ave Arts/Bunker Hill.  Please take a few moments to complete Metro’s survey, found here, before December 15.

Feel free to share this survey with anyone else who might be interested.

LA Opera is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the greater good.
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