Art in Transit

Helping Build Livable Communities through Art in Transit

Red bird

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) provides the National Capital area with safe and reliable public transportation. Metro's Art in Transit Program installs artwork throughout the Metrorail system to enhance travel via Metro.

Art in Transit works with artists, community groups, government agencies, and businesses to install artwork that captures the spirit and vitality of the region, making travel by Metro more attractive and inviting.

The wonderful murals, mosaics, stained glass panels, sculpture, and other artwork on display at Metro stations demonstrate Metro's commitment to innovative design and high quality public art.

Tree sculpture

The artwork installed throughout the Metrorail system adds beauty to stations and inspires a sense of belonging in the hundreds of thousands of customers served by Metrorail each day.

The art projects included on this website show how Metro helps build livable communities through Art in Transit.

The penguins are back at Metro's Silver Spring Station.

After a 12 year absence, Metro celebrated the return of the "Penguin Rush Hour" Mural. The original eight foot high, 100-foot long mural painted on plywood was replaced with a digital reproduction on aluminum sheets to better withstand outdoor elements. The mural is on loan from Montgomery County as part of Metro's Art in Transit program.


Art by Metro Line | Stations with Artwork | MetroPerforms | Summer Set (formally Music on the Mall)
Call to Artists

For more information about the Art in Transit Program, please contact:

Laurent Odde, Ph.D., Manager
Art in Transit Program

All images contained on this website have been reproduced with the knowledge and prior consent of the artists presented and no responsibility is accepted by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for any infringement of copyright or otherwise, arising from the contents of this website.