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Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018-2019, 18th Street Arts Center is one of the top 20 artist residency programs in the US, and the largest in Southern California. Conceived as a radical think tank in the shape of an artist community, 18th Street supports artists from around the globe to imagine, research, and develop significant, meaningful new artworks and share them with the public to foster radical imagination, empathy, and positive social change.

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Decolonizing Culture: A book launch + conversation with Anuradha Vikram and Bean Gilsdorf

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wed, March 28 | 6:30 - 8 PM 18th Street Arts Center 1639 18th Street Reception + Book-signing to follow In celebration of her new book Decolonizing Culture, please join 18th Street Arts Center for a book launch and conversation…

Marina Day | Under the Dressing Table

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Marina Day | Under the Dressing Table Exhibition March 29 - April 15, 2018 Opening Reception April 7, 2018 5 - 8 PM | FREE with RSVP + open studios from visiting artists Paul Harryn, Orly Ruaimi, and Hyein Lee 18th Street…

Seismic Belt: New Works by Make Jazz Fellow Samantha Boshnack

April 13 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Samantha Boshnack: Seismic BeltMake Jazz Culminating ConcertFriday, April 13, 2018 | FREE WITH RSVP Roth Hall @ Crossroads School of Arts & Sciences 21st Street Campus 1714 21st Street Santa Monica, CA, 90404 show starts at 7:30PM; doors at 7pm Light…

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18th Street Arts Center + Articulate

18th Street Arts Center + Articulate

18th Street Arts Center is proud to be a media partner for the PBS show…

UNHomed | The Radical Hospitality Of Mithu Sen

UNHomed | The Radical Hospitality of Mithu Sen

By Sue Bell Yank and Vasundhara Mathur New Delhi-based artist Mithu Sen was a visiting…

PST:LA/LA | A Universal History Of Infamy: Virtues Of Disparity

PST:LA/LA | A Universal History of Infamy: Virtues of Disparity

18th Street Arts Center and LACMA collaborated on A Universal History of Infamy: Virtues of Disparity…