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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.

COVID-19 UPDATE:

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/events-calendar/ for the latest information and upcoming events.

 


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. Note the campus will be CLOSED July 30, 2021.
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

Airport Campus

Airport Gallery
South Gallery, North Gallery

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10 AM – 5 PM. Saturday hours from 12-5 PM will resume on July 31, 2021. Note the campus will be CLOSED July 30, 2021.
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

Email: Office

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

Admission: Free, except for occasional ticketed benefit events. 

Accessibility: Our gallery and event spaces are fully accessible, with 3 ground level entrances with no steps. Upon requests for assistance, we will make programmatic aspects of our projects available in accessible alternative formats.
As of now, we are closed to the public until further notice due to COVID 19.


GETTING HERE

By Car:
Taking the 10 East from the beach, take the 20th Street Exit.
Turn left onto 20th St.
Take the 2nd left onto Olympic Blvd.
Take the 3rd right onto 18th St.
We are on your right at the end of the block.

Taking the 10 West from DTLA take the Cloverfield Exit.
Turn right at the top of the ramp.
At the 2nd traffic light turn left at Olympic Blvd.
Take the 3rd right onto 18th St.
We are on your right at the end of the block.

We are directly across from the sports fields for Crossroads School.
Street parking is also available on 18th Street, and there is metered parking on Olympic.

By Bus:
Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus
Local 5: get off at Broadway and 17th.
Walk 2 blocks south on 17th.
Then 1 block east on Olympic.
Turn onto 18th Street.
We are on your right at the end of the block.

Rapid 7 & Local 7: get off at Pico and 18th.
Walk 1 block west on Pico.
Then 3 blocks north on 17th.
Cross to the opposite side of the street, and walk one block east on Olympic.
Turn onto 18th Street.
We are on your right at the end of the block.

Crosstown: get off at Olympic and 14th.
Walk 4 blocks east on Olympic.
Turn onto 18th Street.
We are on your right at the end of the block.

18th Street Arts Center is directly across from the sports fields for Crossroads School.

By Train:
The Metro Expo line stop 17th/SMC is one block away from 18th Street Arts Center. From downtown, take the red line to 7th and Metro, and transfer to the Santa Monica-bound Expo line; from South LA and Long Beach, take the blue line north and transfer to the Expo line at Pico Station. Once you get out at the 17th/SMC station (about 40 min from downtown), walk towards Olympic on 17th Street, turn left at Olympic, and turn left at 18th Street. Our brightly colored buildings will be on your right.

ACCESS
18th Street Arts Center galleries and public spaces are easily accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
A fully accessible unisex toilet with facilities for the disabled is located in the Main Gallery, with access from the outside.

18th Street Arts Center offices are closed on the following National Holidays
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
President’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day and the day after
Christmas Day and usually with a shortened schedule during this time

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