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Venice Beach has long been home to many local artists and art lovers. Becoming a Venice Art Crawl volunteer is a great way to be hands-on in the Venice art community.

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VIDEO: Get Involved With The Venice Beach Art Community

Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 9:13 am

Venice Beach has long been home to many local artists and art lovers. Becoming a Venice Art Crawl volunteer is a great way to be hands-on in the Venice art community.

Santa Monica’s Chain Reaction sculpture, installed in 1991, will receive substantial restoration and maintenance following $275,000 City funding approval on Tuesday.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Art

Chain Reaction To Live On Thanks To $277,000 City Council Funding

Posted Nov. 13, 2015, 8:21 am

For supporters of the Chain Reaction sculpture near the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Tuesday was a major victory following the City Council’s unanimous vote to grant funds up to $275,000 to restore the peace sculpture.

Santa Monica resident Sasa Blackoff took third place in Beverly Hills art show.

News, Santa Monica, Art

Santa Monica Jewelry Designer Shines At Beverly Hills Art Show

Posted Oct. 21, 2015, 10:11 am

The Beverly Hills Fall Art Show drew many of the most talented painters, illustrators, sculptors, glass crafters, and other creative professionals throughout the Los Angeles area and beyond last weekend, October 17-18.

Abstract works by 14 Southern California artists will be on exhibit at SMC's Pete

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Art, Smc

SMC To Host Reception For 'Southern California Abstraction Now'

Posted Oct. 13, 2015, 10:54 am

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery will present "Southern California Abstraction Now," a visually rich and thought-provoking group exhibition of works by 14 artists selected by curators/artists Sheldon Figoten and Jack Chipman.

Director of Visual Arts Bobbie Rich (left) and Resonate LA Lead Pastor David Cobia with Summer of Soul Paintings.

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Upper West Hosts Summer Of Soul’s Grand Finale On Sunday

Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 9:20 am

The Summer of Soul Art Exhibition is, to some Santa Monica residents, symbolized by the giant pair of neon sunglasses that people have been able to draw at the beach at the Twilight Concert Series each Thursday night.

Santa Monica Art Studios is situated under a historic airplane hangar with more than 22,000 square feet used as artist studios and exhibition spaces.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Art

Santa Monica Art Studios: A Gem In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 17, 2015, 9:28 am

Santa Monica Art Studios hosts a variety of events, but it’s the artists that truly give it soul. Co-directors Yossi Govrin (an artist for more than 30 years) and Sherry Frumkin (owned a gallery for 20 years) truly understand the plight of an artist.

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Laura Korman Gallery with Mayor Kevin McKeown on June 25. Pictured from left: Brittney Seeliger, Nelly Carvajal, Chair Ambassador Art Lesmez, Deborah Korman, McKeown, Katherine Korman-Sooper, Harvey Sooper, Gallery Owner Laura Korman, Suzi Padi, Katherine Rohrbacher, Brandi Sjostrom, Magdalena Davis, Chair Ambassador David Woodbury, and Carl Hansen.

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Laura Korman Gallery Hosts Opening Exhibition: “MIRROR | MIRROR: Introspective Reflections”

Posted Jul. 10, 2015, 9:32 am

Laura Korman Gallery is currently featuring works by Los Angeles-based artist Katherine Rohrbacher in the gallery’s opening exhibition called “MIRROR | MIRROR: Introspective Reflections.”

‘Come Here’ (acrylic on canvas; 2015) by Tom Krumpak, from 'Built and Placed' Exhibition, July 9-Sept. 10 in SMC's Emeritus College Gallery, 1227 Second St., Santa Monica. Exhibit opening reception on July 9 from 5 to 6:30 pm.

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Opening Reception Today For "Built & Placed" Exhibit At SMC Emeritus College Gallery

Posted Jul. 9, 2015, 9:29 am

The Santa Monica College Emeritus College Art Gallery will host an opening reception today for its Tom Krumpak: “Built & Placed” Exhibition that will remain on display through Sept. 10.

Scott Horton’s mixed media “Let’s Go Punk!”

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Art

Santa Monica Art Studios To Show Work Of Three Artists Beginning June 13

Posted Jun. 5, 2015, 11:15 am

Three artists will come together to show their art works in a celebratory art opening on Saturday, June 13 at Santa Monica Art Studios.

The assessment phase has begun to restore Chain Reaction.

News, Santa Monica, Art, City Hall

"Chain Reaction" Sculpture Assessment Gets Underway As First Step To Restoration

Posted Apr. 2, 2015, 8:26 am

The long-awaited launch of the assessment of Santa Monica's iconic landmarked 'Chain Reaction' peace sculpture near Santa Monica Civic Auditorium began on Wednesday.

Reine du Desert 2005 31.5 in. x 16 in. Acrylic, pigment, and mineral on hardboard.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Exhibits, Santa Monica, Art

Tara Gallery To Host Opening Reception Saturday For Chahab Tayefeh-Mohajer Exhibit

Posted Dec. 4, 2014, 8:58 am

Tara Gallery will welcome Chahab Tayefeh-Mohajer hailing all the way from France for his first solo exhibition at Tara Gallery. Ancient Meets Contemporary opens this Saturday, Dec. 6 through Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Artist Jules Muck begins work on her one-of-a-kind, 30- by 7-foot installation on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

News, Santa Monica, Art, Hotel

Street Art Installation Begins Tuesday At Hotel Casa del Mar In Santa Monica

Posted Nov. 30, 2014, 9:43 am

Santa Monica’s beachfront hotel Casa del Mar has commissioned celebrated local street artist Jules Muck to create an exclusive, temporary art installation at the center of its grand lobby.

The Perching Bird Pole at the corner of Marine and Longfellow Streets in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Art

“Exuberant Birds” Come To Santa Monica's Borderline Neighborhood

Posted Nov. 29, 2014, 8:45 am

“Exuberant Birds”, a site-specific artwork created by Lauren Evans and Margaret Lazarri for the Borderline Neighborhood as a part of the Longfellow Sustainable Street Project, has been installed along Longfellow Street at three intersections — Marine, Navy, and Ozone.

News, Art, Brentwood, Getty Museum

Getty Museum Acquires 1881 Edouard Manet Painting For More Than $65 Million

Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 9:08 am

The J. Paul Getty Museum’s newest acquisition, an 1881 Edouard Manet painting for which the museum paid more than $65 million, will go on view on Nov. 25, it was reported today.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Art

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Presents Artist Resource Fair This Saturday

Posted Nov. 13, 2014, 9:37 am

The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division hosts its first Artist Resource Fair this Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm. Open to all artists, the fair offers workshops and information about ways to live and work as an artist in Santa Monica, from affordable housing to health care.

The Civic Auditorium hosts the Academy Awards.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Art, History

Art Exhibit Opens Highlighting History Of Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Posted Nov. 6, 2014, 9:30 am

The Santa Monica History Museum is debuting an exhibit that highlights and celebrates the performances at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

Abbot Kinney Fest offers a day of fun, food and entertainment while attendees soak in the convivial spirit of the sunny beach-side community of Venice.

Life And Arts, Venice, Seven Days, Music, Art

Abbot Kinney Festival To Shut Down Famed Mile-Long Stretch This Sunday

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:27 am

The annual Abbot Kinney Festival returns for its 30th year this Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10 am to 6 pm toasting to the best of world-famous Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

Charles Andrews, Marissa Rubin, and Jerry Rubin are hoping that their campaign to save the Muir Woods mural is successful when mediation begins next week.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Art

Muir Woods Mural Mediation To Start Monday

Posted Sep. 19, 2014, 7:15 am

The future of the Muir Woods mural that adorns the Lincoln Blvd. and Ocean Park corner of Olympic High School in Santa Monica is uncertain, with parties for and against the current design, heading to mediation.

A 'Save the Muir Woods Mural' public support demonstration will take place for the mural today.

News, Santa Monica, Art

Demonstration At Noon Today For "Muir Woods" Mural In Santa Monica

Posted Sep. 6, 2014, 9:33 am

A public support demonstration will be held today, Sept. 6 from 12-1 pm at noted artist Jane Golden's 1978 "Muir Woods" mural in Santa Monica, which is located at the corner of Lincoln Blvd. and Ocean Park Blvd.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Art

Venice Murals To Be Restored As Part Of $750,000 Program

Posted Jun. 25, 2014, 9:08 am

Iconic murals in Venice, South Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and other parts of Los Angeles could be restored as part of a $750,000 program approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday.

Local Nonprofit Organization Helps Abused Children Through Art

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Art, Arts

Local Nonprofit Organization Helps Abused Children Through Art

Posted May. 26, 2014, 12:00 am

What started out as a small grassroots organization in the 1970s with a passion to help kids now stands as Free Arts for Abused Children, a nonprofit organization that trains and places volunteers to work with victims of child abuse.

Stephanie Visser is one of the artists participating in the group show.

News, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, Art, Things To Do In Santa Monica, Memorial Day Weekend

bG Gallery Hosts Official Grand Opening On May 24

Posted May. 23, 2014, 8:00 am

This Saturday, May 24, bG Gallery presents “Three-Winged Chrysalis” as its inaugural show for the official grand opening.

Malibu, Senior, Santa Monica, Art

Create A Mini-Masterpiece At Acrylic Painting Workshop In Malibu

Posted May. 17, 2014, 8:00 am

An acrylic painting workshop will be hosted by the Malibu Senior Center on May 23.

In whimsical watercolor paintings, the exhibit “No Side Effects” suggests alternative paths to prescription medications.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Art

"No Side Effects" Art Exhibition Now Running

Posted May. 16, 2014, 8:10 am

Conceptual artist, author, and psychotherapist Michelle Fiordaliso playfully comments on the use of prescription medication in today’s world in her exhibit “No Side Effects” that opened Thursday at Semi Precious on Montana Avenue.

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall Alpert.

News, Santa Monica, Art

Herb Alpert To Honor Risk-Taking Artists In Santa Monica Today

Posted May. 9, 2014, 6:00 am

Five artists will be honored at this year’s Herb Alpert Awards in the Arts event today in Santa Monica. Hosted at the Herb Alpert Foundation in downtown Santa Monica, the awards luncheon will be celebrating 20 years of supporting risk-taking artists and 100 award recipients.

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