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

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Beginning this weekend, commuters will find public art installations along the stops of the new Gold Line Foothill extension.

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.

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