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18th Street Arts Center Annual Winter Party

December 10, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

18th Street Arts Center Annual Winter Party

Over 20 Professional Artists to Open Studios
Handmade Artisan Goods For Sale by Market Exchange
Performance by Paul Cornish, Pianist at Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance
Santa Monica Ballet Folklorico

Saturday, December 10th | 4 PM-7 PM PST

18th Street Arts Center Airport Campus
3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

18th Street Arts Center, in collaboration with Art At The Airport, are pleased to announce their annual Winter Party on December 10 from 4-7 PM. Free and open to the public, visitors will have the opportunity to connect with over 20 professional artists in their studios directly; view Ranu Mukherjee’s Dear Future in the Propeller Gallery; purchase handmade, artisanal goods by Market Exchange vendor collective; participate in a winter ornament workshop conducted by artist Marcus Kuilando-Nazario; and enjoy a performances by Santa Monica Ballet Folklorico, pianist Paul Cornish and 18th Street Arts Center Staff.

Free parking is available.

About Art At The Airport
Art At The Airport is an artist-led series of open studios events located in a historic airplane hangar across from Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport (3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica). Featuring more than 20 artists, visitors are offered a peek into professional artist studios and the opportunity to purchase art directly from artists. Art At The Airport kicks off on Saturday, December 10th from 4-7 pm.  Subsequent events will coincide monthly with the Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market, every first Sunday from 11am-2pm through June 4th. Art At The Airport is made possible by Art of Recovery, an initiative of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs,

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About Market Exchange
Market Exchange is a collaboration between Santa Monica artisans and Cog•nate Collective that creates platforms for empowerment by establishing alternative economic forms of self-determination for local crafts people and small businesses. This collaboration is dedicated to honoring the richness of artisan production in Santa Monica towards developing a community-envisioned and community-directed marketplace that will amplify the works of local artisans and artists, while providing sustainable economic opportunities. Market Exchange is a project commissioned by 18th Street Arts Center with support from the City of Santa Monica Community Access & Participation (CAP) grant.

About Paul Cornish
Los Angeles based pianist Paul Cornish strives to inspire freedom and collaboration in his music and community. Currently the pianist for the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance, he regularly performs at premier venues around Los Angeles and has been heard on stages around the world from Europe, Australia, and South America to Carnegie Hall. He is the winner of the 2018 American Jazz Piano Competition. Also an accomplished composer and educator. He was a finalist in the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Competition and is on faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop. Growing up in Houston, Texas and attending the world-renowned High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Paul follows a lineage of top pianists from Houston such as Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, Helen Sung, and James Francies.

He has performed and worked with artists Herbie Hancock, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Steve Lehman, Kanye West, Terrace Martin, Mary Stallings, Thumpasaurus, Louis Cole, John Legend,Theo Croker, Sara Gazarek, David Binney, and many more. Paul Cornish is the recipient of the 2021 Herb Alpert Foundation Make Jazz Fellowship.

About Marcus Kuiland-Nazario
Los Angeles native Marcus Kuiland-Nazario is an interdisciplinary artist, performance curator and producer. He is a founding artist of 18th Street Arts Center and Highways Performance Space as well as co-founder of Oficina de Proyectos Culturales, a contemporary art center in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and LA Community Health Project, a harm reduction street based needle exchange program. Kuiland-Nazario’s works are long-term research based cross-genre projects exploring extreme states of emotion such as grief, anger and loss influenced by the cultural and spiritual traditions of the African Diaspora.

His performance works have been included in national and international festivals including the Rapture Festival, ICA London, London; the Rompeforma Festival, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Pacific Standard Time LA/LA, Los Angeles. Kuiland-Nazario is the recipient of the 2020 Santa Monica Artist Fellowship award.

Santa Monica Ballet Folklorico
Santa Monica Ballet Folklorico was founded in 2005 with the intention of preserving Native and Latino culture and traditions in the Santa Monica community. It began with a group of mothers getting together in their backyards and driveways to start a Children’s Baile Folklorico Dance class. Santa Monica Ballet Folklorico now performs locally and internationally, teaching children of all ages about various dance styles. Aztec Dance & Drum, Ballet Folklorico, BellyDance, and Hawaiian Dance are among these dances.

ACCESSIBILITY: Our gallery and event spaces are fully accessible, with ground level entrances with no steps. Upon requests for assistance, we will make programmatic aspects of our projects available in accessible alternative formats. You can email requests or questions at


December 10, 2022
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus)
3026 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States
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