Yearly Archives: 2012


Collaboration Labs: Southern California Artists and the Artists Space Movement

Collaboration Labs: Southern California Artists and the Artists Space Movement investigates five artists and artists’ groups that have been central to the alternative artists’ space movement in Southern California since the early 1970s.


2010 Annual Program

18th Street Art Center’s 2010 catalogue features the work of emerging and prominent local and international artists and curators, whom we have worked with; art exhibitions that have revolutionized the meaning of socially engaging public art; our ground-braking events that have attracted over 3,000 visitors to the 18th Street complex within the last year, and much more!


Context Clayton Campbell

Context Clayton Campbell, Photo-Based Artwork 1970-2010 by Clayton Campbell Context Clayton Campbell is an introduction to the 40- year career of artist Clayton Campbell. Exploring the evolution of his photo-based works from 1970 to present, Context Clayton Campbell begins with the


An Artist for President

An Artist for President is a personal reflection of Dakin’s and campaign manager Lowell Darling’s journey across the blurry boundaries between art and politics. It is a meditation on the possibility that sometimes citizens really want (whether we know it or not) to be allowed and encouraged to participate in the ongoing creation of our nation.


100 Waves

100 Waves: Dispatches from a Journey to the Green Room By Michael W. Barnard This high-quality coffee-table sized (11″ X 13″) hardbound book consists of color drawings, sketches, and text from Michael Barnard’s sketchbook journals stretching back 50 years to 1959.


Alternative Art Incubators

Alternative Art Incubators examines how the creation and production of innovative public art in Los Angeles might be cultivated through the concept of an “Alternative Arts Incubator” that blends the collaboration, experimentation and multi-disciplined practice of alternative spaces with the strategic paradigm for sustainability and artist exposure at the core of arts incubators.


Beer Art and Music Fest Oct 6 at 18th Street Arts Center

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., 18th Street Arts Center, is bringing its renowned BAM Fest (Beer, Art and Music Festival) to the Westside of L.A. Held in the heart of Santa Monica, BAM Fest celebrates the best of locally-produced art and music in conjunction with a variety of delicious craft beers.


18th Street’s Summer ArtNight, July 21st

Join us on July 21, 2012 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm for 18th Street Arts Center’s summer ArtNight featuring an opening reception for Lab Artist Michelle Dizon’s new video installation Perpetual Peace, developed on-site at 18th Street.



For her summer Artist Labs project and exhibition at 18th Street Arts Center, and coinciding with her participation in Made in LA, the first LA Biennial, LA-based artist Michelle Dizon will create a large-scale video installation entitled Perpetual Peace. This seven-channel video installation will be a further development of a series of ongoing works


Benefit Dinner April 21 at 18th Street Arts Center

18th Street Arts Center, a vibrant artist residency and community resource for public engagement in the heart of Santa Monica celebrates its 24th year with its Annual Benefit Dinner on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Hosted on 18th Street’s campus, the intimate dinner joins friends together in celebration of 18th Street’s many successes as an internationally recognized creative community