Santa Monica Auctions
June 18 at 6 p.m. and 19 at 1 p.m.
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, D5
Choose from 240 lot items this weekend at the annual summer live public art auction at the Bergamot Station Arts Center. Modern and contemporary paintings will be available, as well as photography, sculptures, drawings, multiples and prints. Lots 1 through 135 will be sold on Saturday, June 18 beginning at 6 p.m,, and lots 136 through 240 will begin selling on Sunday, June 19 at 1 p.m. Bidding can be done online for the Saturday session lots at liveauctioneers.com or auctionzip.com. E-mail info@smauctions or visit smauctions.com for more details.
June 18, 12 to 6 p.m., Free
Virginia Avenue Park
2200 Virginia Avenue
Celebrate the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S this Saturday at Virginia Avenue Park. Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom with picnics, speakers and family gatherings of rejoicing. Live entertainment will feature Ray Brooks and the Blues Masters, Jean July Samba Samba, Chazzlava Drum Circle, and the Marching Thunder Drumline. There will also be an antique car show, delicious southern style food and BBQ and cultural arts vendors.