September 29, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Enjoy Art, Workshops, Music At Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk This Saturday:

Free and open to all, the 8th Annual Airport ArtWalk this Saturday afternoon promises a chance to visit art studios, watch art demonstrations, and participate in art and theater workshops.

From noon to 5 pm, the event will also feature live music and food trucks in the airport’s converted airplane hangars.

The airport is an arts incubator and home to more than 60 artists and creative venues.

Painting, sculpture, ceramics, and mixed media will be represented and many artists sell work from their studios and offer refreshments.

Arena 1 Gallery will present the exhibit “Alternate Realities,” celebrating the work of 14 contemporary photographers.

The Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program will feature works from a select group of Art Department students invited to participate in this unique learning program, and Santa Monica College Ceramic Arts presents throwing and Raku firing demonstrations, as well as a communal ceramic art project for kids.

Ruskin Group Theatre will perform highlights of its popular monthly offering L.A. Café Plays and offers theater improvisation workshops for children.

Other hands-on activities for all ages include creating eco-friendly art using recycled latex house paint, making a self-watering terrarium out of recycled glass bottles and jars, and the favorite ArtWalk Stamp Hunt, which encourages exploration of the ArtWalk and airport with a prize for those who complete it.

Musical interludes will be provided throughout the day by 10-piece brass band, The Carmen Pérez Memorial Marching Band, performing a lively and eclectic repertoire of sounds and styles inspired by music from around the world.

Local restaurant Spitfire Grill serves traditional American food and is filled with WWII military and Douglas Aircraft memorabilia.

Four food trucks will serve a variety of savory and sweet including: The Lobos Truck with American comfort food with a twist; India Jones Chow Truck’s Indian street food; Sprinklesmobile cupcakes, and Kings Road Coffee Truck’s hot, iced or blended coffee drinks.

The Museum of Flying features displays and interpretive exhibits on the history of flight and the development and growth of the aviation and aerospace industry in Southern California.

Exhibits include a collection of original artifacts related to the Douglas Aircraft Company, aviation art, and an array of aircraft from a Wright Flyer replica to aircraft of the jet age.

The Airport’s Demonstration Gardens will offer tours of three different sustainable garden designs including eco-friendly lawn alternatives, a vegetable garden, private sanctuary and an outdoor room.

The tours will include tips on how to create green gardens.

The events will all take place Santa Monica Airport, along Airport Avenue between Bundy Drive and 23rd Street in Santa Monica.

The Airport ArtWalk is free of charge, and open to all. No reservations are required. Parking and bike valet are also free.

The ArtWalk is presented and produced by the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs and Airport Divisions.

For more information on parking, food trucks, live entertainment, and a line up of the day’s events, visit www.smgov.net/airportartwalk.

in News
Related Posts

Lawsuit Filed Against Plaza Development

September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

Slow-growth group says City is violating Surplus Land Act By Sam Catanzaro A slow-growth group has filed a lawsuit to...

City Of Santa Monica Being Sued Over Proposed Plaza Project: Santa Monica Beat – September, 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Santa Monica Being Sued Over Proposed Plaza Project. * LA Street...

Santa Monica Police Make Additional Arrests in Looting of REI

September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

Marques Miles and Misty Jones arrested by Santa Monica Police Department Santa Monica police recently made additional arrests of two...

OpEd: The Miramar Project Will Be a New Architectural Jewel

September 27, 2020

September 27, 2020

The Miramar Hotel has been a central part of Santa Monica’s history and an integral part of the community for...

Edify TV: Trident Center Redevelopment

September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020

The Westside’s Trident Center is getting a major overhaul and new name as part of a flurry of development in...

Miramar Project to go Before City Council Tuesday

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

Councilmember Gleam Davis asks City Attorney whether she should rescue self from vote  By Sam Catanzaro  Santa Monica lawmakers will...

SMa.r.t. Column: Needed, A Heart Transplant

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

We have written about adaptive reuse in previous columns and have postulated that with proper incentives, the existing one, two...

Edify TV: Boulders Blocking Westside Encampment

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

City officials recently removed boulders placed on sidewalks by some Westside residents to prevent the formation of a homeless encampment....

Should Council Member Davis Recuse Herself From Voting? Santa Monica Beat – September, 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Should Council Member Davis Recuse Herself From Voting? * Increases In...

SMC to Be Online for Winter and Spring 2021

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

College cites lack of available vaccine  By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica College (SMC) has announced it will be delivering classes...

Edify TV: Al Fresco Program Ending?

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

During a COVID-19 pandemic many restaurants have found aid through the City of Los Angeles’ Al Fresco dining program, but...

Local Breweries Say They Have Been Unfairly Shuttered as County Passes Grant Program

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

$10 million grant program approved by Board of Supervisors  By Sam Catanzaro Will a $10 million grant program be enough...

Santa Monica Loses Vegan Restaurant

September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020

Space housing Santa Monica vegan restaurant Viva Vegan up for lease By Sam Catanzaro A vegan restaurant in Santa Monica...

Risks Posed by Wildfire Smoke

September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020

UCLA pulmonologist on how people can tell if the wildfires are making them sick By Toi Creel Even if you...

Will Los Angeles County See Another Spike in COVID-19 Cases?

September 22, 2020

September 22, 2020

County health officials keeping close eye on data this week By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles County health officials are monitoring...