18th Street Arts Center hosts programming and exhibitions in two campuses in Santa Monica, one at 18th Street and the other at the Santa Monica Airport.
18th Street Arts Center recognizes and acknowledges the first people of the ancestral territory on which its two sites have been built. With respect to their elders, past and present, and future generations, we recognize the Gabrieleño Tongva – who are still here – and honor, with gratitude, the land itself and those who have stewarded it throughout the generations. We honor and respect the many indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we gather, and we commit our work in service to and in alignment with these values, which we have codified in our core values. Please see http://www.gabrielinotribe.org/ for more information.
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM; Saturday 12-5 PM
We are now welcoming walk-in visitors, but suggest visitors make an appointment for ease and convenience.
Please check 18thstreet.org/exhibitions for the exhibition you want to visit.
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM
Address: 3026 Airport Avenue Santa Monica CA 90405
Telephone: (424) 384-5005
18th Street Campus
The Artists’ Hearth
The Atrium Gallery and Project Room (located in the Blue 1629 building)
Gallery/Visitor Hours: Monday–Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, Closed Saturday and Sunday except during public events.
We are now open to walk-in visitors, but encourage you to make an appointment for ease and convenience.
Please check 18thstreet.org/exhibitions to see if there is currently an exhibition installed.
Office hours: Monday–Friday 9 AM – 5 PM
Address: 1639 18th Street Santa Monica CA 90404 (offices are in the lime green building next to the patio facing the parking lot).
Telephone: (310) 453-3711
Admission: Free, except for occasional ticketed benefit events.
Accessibility: Our galleries and event spaces on both campuses 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.
As we continue to adapt to these challenging times, 18SAC remains dedicated to ensuring a safe environment for our community and beyond. Partnering with the city of Santa Monica, 18SAC has become a Shines COVID-19 Assurance organization. The Santa Monica Assurance Program was created to help organizations and businesses in Santa Monica shine reaffirm our commitment to safety and cleanliness.
Following the reopening guidance of the LA County Department of Health on June 15, 2021, our galleries are now open to walk-in visitors, though we still suggest you make an appointment for ease and convenience. You may find links to sign up for public appointments to view exhibitions in person at https://18thstreet.org/exhibitions/. All visitors are still required to wear masks to keep our employees and artist community safe. Please do not plan your visit if you are currently experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, or are under quarantine orders.
As we are beginning to plan some live in-person events, we are also continuing a robust online schedule of virtual exhibition tours, live zoom conversations, and arts workshops. Please visit our website at https://18thstreet.org/
18th Street Arts Center galleries and public spaces are easily accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
18th Street Arts Center offices are closed on the following National Holidays
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
Thanksgiving Day and the day after
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and usually with a shortened schedule during this time