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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.

Artist Gary John (center) has gone from living on the streets of Venice to becoming an emerging artist in the past eight months thanks to gallery owners Bruce (left) and Scot Lurie. John’s artworks will be featured at the exclusive Art Basel Miami Beach event next month.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Arts

Painting A New Life After Living On The Streets

Posted Nov. 28, 2013, 8:59 am

Eight months ago, homeless street artist Gary John was up to his usual one day – painting for nearly 10 hours non-stop on the Venice boardwalk – when something told him to put his brush down, pack his things, and check out Culver City’s art gallery loop.

Brewery Ommegang served tastings of its Belgian style ales at BAM Fest.

News, Exhibits, Santa Monica, Arts

4th Annual BAM Fest A Success Raising Almost $50,000

Posted Oct. 11, 2013, 8:43 am

About 1,200 people converged at Santa Monica’s 18th Street Arts Center on Saturday afternoon for the 4th annual BAM Fest (Beer, Art and Music Festival).

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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