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October 2021

Manos a la Obra walkthrough with Cog•nate Collective

October 30, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus), 3026 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States
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Manos a la Obra walkthrough with Cog•nate Collective Saturday, October 30, 2021 | 1:30 PM - 3 PM 18th Street Arts Center | Propeller Gallery 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica CA In conjunction with the exhibition Manos a la Obra, Cog•nate Collective will be leading a tour in Spanish and English from 1:30 - 2pm on October 30th, with a meet & greet with artists from 2-3pm. Please join us for this casual and fun event! Afterwards, head to the Third Street Promenade for…

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Día de los Muertos Celebration

October 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Día de los Muertos Celebration Saturday, October 30, 2021 5:00pm-10:00pm Third Street Promenade & Arizona Avenue FREE Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. is hosting a community celebration for Día de los Muertos on Saturday, October 30, 2021, on Third Street Promenade. Join us for a night of art, community altars, live entertainment, family activities, dancing, and more! One of the community altars featured in this celebration will be built and curated by members of Market Exchange, a collective of Santa Monica…

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November 2021

18th Street Arts Center’s 2021 Virtual Gala

November 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pau S. Pescador, The Founding of Los Angeles (2018)

18th Street Art Center’s 2021 Virtual Gala An evening honoring essential arts workers evolving wellbeing, culture, and community life in LA Saturday, November 6, 2021 | 5-6 PM ONLINE Join us and our host, musician Shirazette Tinnin, in uplifting and honoring essential arts workers evolving wellbeing, culture, and community life in Los Angeles in an evening of music, video art, and more! Throughout the gala program, we will be honoring Kristina Wong, performance artist and founder of Auntie Sewing Squad,…

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Imagining Futures / Fall 2021 / Three Part Workshop

November 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on November 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm

18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Saturday, September 18, 1-5PM RUPTURE AS A CHARACTER Saturday, October 23, 1-5PM CULTIVATING RESILIENCE Saturday, November 13, 1-5PM WORLD BUILDING: IMAGINING THE FUTURE 18th Street Arts Center's Olympic Campus 1639 18th Street Santa Monica, CA, 90404 BY APPLICATION ONLY "Imagining Futures" is an embodied storytelling and creative world-building workshop for immigrants and refugees co-facilitated by choreographer Hope Mohr and visual artist Ranu Mukherjee. This three-part series will explore, through creative practice, themes of rupture, resilience, and world building. In a…

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Outdoor Screening of “We Were All Here”

November 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Dan Kwong & Paulina Sahagun, We Were All Here, 2021. HD video. 64 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.

"We Were All Here" focuses on the 100-year multicultural history of my Santa Monica neighborhood, once known as "La Veinte" (centered around 20th Street & Olympic). It's a story of family and neighbors; of solidarity and compassion between cultures; of the creation & destruction of community, and the importance of remembering.   It's a poignant and pointed tale - sprinkled with humor... And to keep your tummies warm, we'll also be serving champurrado - Mexican-style hot chocolate! All here in the…

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The Practice of Disguise – Artists in Conversation with Ling-lin Ku, Ara Oshagan, and Cynthia Madansky

November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The Practice of Disguise: Artists in Conversation with Ling-lin Ku, Ara Oshagan, and Cynthia Madansky Related to Ling-lin Ku's exhibition The Practice of Disguise Friday, November 19, 2021 | 12 PM Online The Practice of Disguise: Artists in Conversation with Ling-lin Ku, Ara Oshagan, and Cynthia Madansky. An artist conversation shared among LA-based photographer and installation artist Ara Oshagan, New York artist and LA-born filmmaker Cynthia Madansky, and multimedia sculptor Ling-lin Ku exploring the seemingly binary yet in fact the…

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December 2021

The Practice of Disguise – Behind the Scenes

December 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The Practice of Disguise - Behind the Scenes Related to Ling-lin Ku's exhibition The Practice of Disguise Friday, December 3 | 12 PM Online  Ling-lin Ku: The Practice of Disguise | Behind the scenes from 18th Street Arts Center on Vimeo. An experimental video trailer by Taiwanese artist Ling-lin Ku, produced under the framework of her solo show entitled The Practice of Disguise, features a behind the scene look at her time as an AiR at 18th Street Arts Center.…

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EZTV 42: Some Old, Some New

December 9, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

December 9, 2021 7:30 PM - in-person and streaming online 18th Street Arts Center (Olympic Campus) 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica In celebration of 42 years of digital, performance and video arts, EZTV (www.eztvmuseum.com), LA’s pioneering community-based independent artist-driven and run organization, will present a special in-person and via Zoom one-night event of screenings, visual art, and spoken word. IF YOU WANT TO COME IN-PERSON: Seating is limited, please RSVP. Masks will be required inside at all times. Please register…

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Curator Walkthrough: Weaving Unity

December 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus), 3026 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405 United States
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Antonio Jose Guzman, in collaboration with Iva Jankovic, The Disconnection of Time - Electric Dub Station Series, 2021. Organic cotton traditionally dyed with indigo // Algodón orgánico teñido tradicionalmente con añil Site-specific installation // Instalación de sitio específico. Courtesy of the artist // Cortesía del artista. Supported by The Mondriaan Fund // Apoyado por The Mondriaan Fund. Photo by Marc Walker.

Join curator Frida Cano for an in-person tour of the exhibition Weaving Unity at 18th Street Arts Center's Slipstream Galleries, Airport Campus (3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA) on December 10 at noon PST. The exhibition features projects by Panamanian-Dutch artist Antonio José Guzmán along with Serbian artist and designer Iva Jankovic, Amazonia-based artist and researcher Bárbara Santos, Colombian-born Los Angeles-based artist Claudia Concha, Californian artist and filmmaker Enid Baxter Ryce, and California/New York-based performance artist Ni'Ja Whitson. Weaving Unity highlights the knowledge of our human and non-human ancestors…

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18th Street Community Winter Open House

December 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
18th Street Arts Center (18th Street Campus), 1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404 United States
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Come join us for some hot drinks, music, giveaways, and artist open studios at the Olympic campus (1639 18th Street, Santa Monica) to celebrate the end of 2021! Stop by 18th Street Arts Center and join staff, artists-in-residence, friends, and community members in a festive gathering to mark the end of a year and the beginning of another. Join us outside for a warm drink, friendly catch up, some fun tunes, and pick up a special postcard with images made…

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