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Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk

18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus) 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, United States

18th Street Arts Center is excited to announce the revival of the Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk. Situated in one of the oldest airports in the United States, the Santa Monica Airport hosts a vibrant community of over 60 artists, creative venues, and a spirited aviation scene.

You’ll have the chance to explore over 30 local artist studios, shop unique ceramics and glasswares created by Santa Monica College students and unleash your own creativity through free artist-led workshops. Don't miss what is sure to be an unforgettable art-filled day! 

Juneteenth at Virginia Avenue Park with Karla Diaz

Virginia Avenue Park 2200 Virginia Ave, Santa Monica, CA, United States

The City of Santa Monica will host the 32nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 3 to 7 PM at Virginia Avenue Park. The free, family-friendly event will feature an afternoon of music, unique food and craft vendors, a community stage, and local resources. Karla Diaz, the featured artist in our current exhibition Karla Diaz: Wait ‘til Your Mother Gets Home, will be leading an arts and crafts table for the public to engage with.

Visiting Artist Open Studio

18th Street Arts Center (Olympic Campus) 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA, United States

Visiting Artist Open Studio Sunday, June 23 | 1-4 PM 18th Street Arts Center Olympic Campus 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica CA 90404 FREE! Join us in celebrating our artists…

“Sun of the City” Mural Opening

18th Street Arts Center (Olympic Campus) 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA, United States

"Sun of the City" is a project that utilizes existing constructions to create site-specific sundials that function uniquely in each location. Through this project, Haruka Yamada aims to reconsider the rules and systems of time and timekeeping, which we often unconsciously perceive as correct but historically have also served as symbols of power.

Airport Farewell Happy Hour

18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus) 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, United States

You're invited to the Airport Final Happy Hour! Join 18th Street Arts Center for an evening of celebration as we host a final happy hour at the Santa Monica Airport. Enjoy an evening of celebration, connection, and camaraderie with 18th Street Arts Center artists-in-residence, staff, board, and friends. Don't miss this special occasion to toast with friends and community members. We look forward to seeing you there!

Palette Potluck: Grilled Goods

18th Street Arts Center (Olympic Campus) 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA, United States

Artists-in-residence, Borderless citizens and the 18th Street Arts Center community are invited to join us for our monthly potluck. Did you know that July is National Grill Month? Bring your favorite things to grill – from hotdogs to veggie skewers – and be prepared to share with our lovely artist community.

Palette Potluck: Summer Fruits

18th Street Arts Center (Olympic Campus) 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA, United States

Artists-in-residence, Borderless citizens and the 18th Street Arts Center community are invited to join us for our monthly potluck. Summer is the season of fruit. There are stone fruits such as peaches; tropical fruits such as mango, pineapple, melons, and papaya; as well as berries like blueberries and strawberries. Bring a dish that highlights your favorite summer fruit (it can be savory OR sweet!).

2025 Guggenheim Fellowship Workshop with Artist Elana Mann

Online Event

This online workshop, led by Elana Mann, will review the 2025 Guggenheim Fellowship, a grant for mid-career and established artists. Mann will present the application process, requirements, and timeline. She will share various examples of winning applications and discuss strategies and tips for making your application as strong as possible. The workshop will take place on zoom, and will not be recorded.

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