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Artist videos on 2,000 Metro Buses

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

Taking a bus or the Metro anywhere is always an adventure for me. I love seeing people go about their daily lives and I keep catching myself wondering where they're going and why they need to get there.

Starting tomorrow October 1, bus riders will find themselves not just people-watching but contemplating the neighborhoods outside their bus windows too. A fresh batch of artist-videos contemplating life in Los Angeles are coming to 2,000 Metro buses.

This initiative--appropriately called "Out the Window"-- was the brainchild of Anne Bray, director at Freewaves. You might remember her from this past post, but since then, she's been super busy!

Here's are some of my favorite videos:

Allen Colombo fuels my increasing curiosity about the Eastside of Los Angeles with "Boyle Heights."

 Annette Kapon captures the frustration and surprising beauty of 405 North and South.

Farmer's Markets temporarily turn Hollywood into a people and vegetation-filled sunny mecca (at least for a while). 

If you find yourself on the bus October to November, catch a glimpse of the Los Angeles outside your window. Then maybe, just maybe, you'll find you've gained a new way of looking at this same old city.

Get more info on Out the Window here.


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