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Juneteenth at Virginia Avenue Park with Karla Diaz

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.
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Professional Development: Artwork Archive

Artwork Archive is an database program that provides artists, collectors and organizations powerful tools to manage their artwork, career or collection. Join us for a series of in-person sessions that teach you how to use the database for cataloguing, art management, and presenting your work!
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Gears & Galleries Bike Tour

We'll be embarking on a scenic 10.1-mile round trip bike ride, stopping at art galleries along the way. Our route includes visits to LA Louver, Adler/Smith, and Bergamot Station, where you'll have the opportunity to explore captivating exhibitions featuring works by Richard Diebenkorn, Sandow Birk, Paolo Ventura, William Eggleston, and more.
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Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk

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! 
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Creative Roundtable: Jacklyn Chi, Paper Conservator at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Jacklyn Chi is a paper conservator at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. She received an M.S. at the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program of Art Conservation with a major in paper conservation and a minor in time-based media conservation and a B.F.A in Film/Video/Animation from the Rhode Island School of Design.
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Creative Roundtable: Madalyn P. Meehan, Founder and Head Conservator, M Conservation LLC

Madalyn P. Meehan is the founder and head conservator of M Conservation LLC in Los Angeles CA. Madalyn holds a dual BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in fine art and theatrical set design. She has a Masters of Art with distinction in Fine Art Conservation specializing in works of art on paper from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
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Pallette Potluck: Going Green!

Artists-in-residence, Borderless citizens and the 18th Street Arts Center community are invited to join us for our monthly potluck! Bring a homemade or store-bought dish and get ready to connect with others in the community. Free to attend and no RSVP needed.
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Baño de sonido con Milagros / Spanish Sound Bath with Milagros

Cada lunes por tres semanas en el mes de abril, 18th Street albergará programas que centren el bienestar de comunidades Latinxs. Se anima a hispanohablantes y bilingües emergentes a unirse a estos programas (guiados en español). / For three successive Mondays in the month of April, 18th Street will be hosting programs that center wellness for Latinx communities. Spanish speakers and emergent bilinguals are encouraged to join in these Spanish language wellness programs.
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Yoga en español con Rina / Spanish Yoga with Rina

Cada lunes por tres semanas en el mes de abril, 18th Street albergará programas que centren el bienestar de comunidades Latinxs. Se anima a hispanohablantes y bilingües emergentes a unirse a estos programas (guiados en español). / For three successive Mondays in the month of April, 18th Street will be hosting programs that center wellness for Latinx communities. Spanish speakers and emergent bilinguals are encouraged to join in these Spanish language wellness programs.
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