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Guests for 2015 Spring Champagne Social in Yvette Gellis' studio at 18th Street Arts Center

Since its founding in 1988, 18th Street Arts Center has supported the creative endeavors of thousands of artists – exhibiting, performing, composing, living, and working – at 18th Street Arts Center.

Our capacity is growing, and we now have over 50 professional artists on our campus annually working to push artistic boundaries and create new socially-relevant art works that provoke and promote dialogue.

Your support of 18th Street’s mission is vital to helping local, national and international artists create challenging works that contribute to healthy and vibrant communities.

There are a number of ways to get involved today:


By making a gift securely online you are directly supporting artists and high-quality arts programming.

David McDonald and guest in studio at 18th Street Arts Center

Become A Member

Join 18th Street Arts Center’s membership program to demonstrate your ongoing commitment to innovative artistic programs that provoke public dialogue. As a member enjoy unique benefits and exclusive access to the organization including VIP events, a quarterly print publication, complimentary tickets to our annual fundraiser, and more.

2015 Collectors Circle Event at Alexandra Grant's Studio

Become A Sponsor

Sponsor opportunities for individuals and businesses may be customized to your specific artistic interest and philanthropic motivations. Contact Saúl Quintero, Development Associate at his Email to learn more about creating a tailored sponsor package.

BAM Fest 2015 photo by Inga Ornelas

Volunteer / Intern

Volunteers play a key role in enabling 18th Street Arts Center to provide programs that directly support the practices and well-being of diverse contemporary artists and provide free and enriching arts programming to Santa Monica residents and the greater Los Angeles community.

Check out our volunteer page to join our cohort!

Volunteers & Guests at 25th Anniversary Event for 18th Street Arts Center
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