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News, Santa Monica, Arts, Nea

"Because It Has a Peel” by Artist Joy Taylor: Fifth Installment in Bergamot

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 3:12 pm

The City of Santa Monica, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town creative placemaking program and the Craig Krull Gallery, has announced the opening of Because It Has a Peel, a temporary sculpture installation at Bergamot Station Arts Center by New York-based artist Joy Taylor.

Last year's panel

News, Youth, Arts, Things To Do

Youth Literary Fest Starts Friday

Posted Apr. 27, 2016, 10:30 am

The Youth and Young Adult Book Festival (Yallwest) is opening Friday in Santa Monica with thousands expected to attend the popular literary and arts event that has expanded to boasting a fabulous line-up of talent.

Kids Having Fun

Arts, Things To Do, Newsa

Arts & Literacy Event Promises Family Fun at Virginia Park

Posted Apr. 26, 2016, 10:09 am

Bring a picnic lunch, refillable water bottle and blankets or chairs for you and your family to Virginia Park Saturday!

Art Walk

News, Arts, Airport

Airport Art Walk a Draw (Video)

Posted Mar. 17, 2016, 11:52 am

Santa Monica Airport opened the doors of its many artist studios and creative spaces to the public on Saturday March 12th for its 10th annual Art Walk, co-organized by the airport and the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division.

A Night At The Black Cat Cabaret

News, Entertainment, Arts

A Night at the Black Cat Cabaret at Edgemar

Posted Mar. 5, 2016, 1:31 pm

Edgemar Center for the Arts is currently showcasing a world premiere original cabaret: “A Night At The Black Cat Cabaret.” The performance promises a provocative and seductive night of music and dance.

Local Artists Relay American Roots in Dance at The Miles

News, Dance, Arts, The Miles

Local Artists Relay American Roots in Dance at The Miles

Posted Feb. 29, 2016, 12:22 pm

Dance instructor and former chair of Santa Monica’s Arts Commission Suchi Branfman toured 30 states as part of a seven-week mobile residency called Rooted America, hoping to explore communities that have withstood oppression, both historically and currently.

Oscar Wilde Awards

News, Awards, Santa Monica, Arts, Oscar Wilde

Santa Monica's Oscar Wilde Awards a Hit

Posted Feb. 28, 2016, 9:52 am

Santa Monica was home to its very own Oscar award ceremony, the Oscar Wilde Awards. Held Friday at Bad Robot, awards saw a cast of well-known faces and rising stars attend.

Barker Hangar

News, Awards, Arts

Santa Monica's Barker Hangar to Host Critic's Choice Awards

Posted Jan. 12, 2016, 3:55 pm

Santa Monica's Barker Hangar will host the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards Sunday, with comedian, actress and writer Amy Schumer and George Lucas' special-effects house Industrial Light & Magic honored during the event.

Video production student Rocio Amaya attend the Portfolio Show at Art Institute of California – Los Angeles.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Education, Arts

Visual Art School Students Get The Chance To Show Their Skills

Posted Oct. 2, 2015, 6:00 am

Trying to stand out in a competitive job market today can be difficult. But students at the prestigious Art Institute of California – Los Angeles in Santa Monica got the chance to show off their creative skills to professionals during a unique and fascinating “Portfolio Show.”

This week on Brock On Your Block, host Phil Brock speaks with Mike Myers who is the Chair for the City of Santa Monica Arts Commission.

News, Video, Santa Monica, Arts

VIDEO: Brock On Your Block - Santa Monica Arts Commission

Posted Aug. 26, 2015, 10:21 am

This week on Brock On Your Block, host Phil Brock speaks with Mike Myers who is the Chair for the City of Santa Monica Arts Commission.

Mayor Kevin McKeown, Herb Alpert Foundation president Rona Sebastian, honoree Susan Hayden, honoree Jan Williamson, and Santa Monica Foundation chair George Minardos.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Arts

Santa Monica Arts Foundation 2015 Arts Leadership Awardees Honored

Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:30 am

The Santa Monica Arts Foundation presented its third annual awards ceremony at Back on the Beach restaurant on Wednesday, June 17 in recognition of the contributions of local leaders whose efforts support Santa Monica’s artistic, creative, and cultural community.

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.

Music, Santa Monica, Lifestyle, Arts, Scholarship

Mid-Career Artists Receive $75,000 Scholarships

Posted May. 24, 2014, 12:51 am

Every year, the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts is given to five mid-career and risk-taking artists, each of whom represent one of five different categories.

The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra celebrates Memorial Day on Saturday, May 24, at Samohi's Barnum Hall.

Life And Arts, Samohi, Santa Monica, Arts, Symphony, Memorial Day Weekend

Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Presents “Tango Fantastique” This Weekend

Posted May. 23, 2014, 7:26 am

The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Guido Lamell, celebrates Memorial Day weekend with “Tango Fantastique” the final concert of its 2013-2014 season.

Billy Blake is a 71-year-old artist Santa Monica resident who has had a colorful life as an acclaimed photographer. He lost almost everything in a fire, adopted a resolve, re-created photos, is publishing a book, and has a live project on Kickstarter.

Life And Arts, Malibu, Santa Monica, Arts

At 66, I Lost Almost Everything In A Malibu Fire

Posted Mar. 5, 2014, 11:57 am

I am Billy Blake, and I have been a fine art photographer for over 50 years. I am now 71, and definitely not the typical age demographic for kickstarter. I am not a techie, I don’t play video games, and I know nothing of the latest gadgetry.

Sewcranky brings a fleet of their lovingly restored antique hand-cranked sewing machines for attendees to try.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Senior, Santa Monica, Arts

1450 Ocean In Palisades Park Offers New Year Arts & Crafts Fun

Posted Jan. 13, 2014, 9:33 am

Have a resolution to learn something new this year? Consider taking a look at what’s on offer at 1450 Ocean, Santa Monica’s center for arts, craft, and culture in the Camera Obscura building located at Palisades Park.

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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

A selection of the artworks that will be on display Saturday through Oct. 12 at Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Santa Monica.

Seven Days, Bergamot Station, Exhibits, Santa Monica, Arts

Rosamund Felsen Gallery Exhibit Stacks Abstract Painted Canvases

Posted Sep. 6, 2013, 9:10 am

Artist Steven Hull opens his 10th exhibition at Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Santa Monica this Saturday. The exhibit will be on display Tuesdays through Saturdays until Oct. 12, 2013.

Participation in the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s Tour da Arts is completely free.

Museum, Seven Days, Fitness, Santa Monica, Biking, Arts

What's Hot: Tour da Arts Returns To The Streets Of Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Aug. 16, 2013, 8:56 am

The Santa Monica Museum of Art presents the Tour da Arts, vol. 5 from 11 am to 5 pm this Sunday. Beat the pump, cycle the town, and enjoy Santa Monica’s sights and sounds.

News, Samohi, Malibu, Santa Monica, Santa Monica-malibu School District (smmusd), Santa Monica High School, Smmusd, Malibu High School, Arts, Jackson Browne, Beatles

Artists for the Arts Raise $125,000-plus For SMMUSD Arts Programs

Posted May. 21, 2013, 1:02 pm

Jackson Browne, Gary Wright, and Venice team with student musicians to deliver rousing shows benefiting Santa Monica-Malibu public schools

Julia Rhoads, Lucien Castaing–Taylor, Alex Mincek, Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska, and Sharon Hayes.

News, Santa Monica, Arts

19th Annual Alpert Award In The Arts Winners Named At Ceremony

Posted May. 11, 2013, 9:20 am

The Herb Alpert Foundation and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) awarded the 19th annual Alpert Award in the Arts to six exceptional mid-career artists on Friday.

News, Santa Monica, Arts

Broad Stage Director Named To Caroline’s L.O.F.T. Honorary Committee

Posted May. 2, 2013, 8:25 am

Pacific Palisades resident and Director of The Broad Stage Dale Franzen has been named to the Honorary Committee for the dedication of Caroline’s L.O.F.T. (Leonetti O’Connell Foundation Theatre) at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA).

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