18th Street Arts Center

1639 18th Street, Santa Monica - Los Angeles, CA 90404


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Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018-2019, 18th Street Arts Center is one of the top 20 artist residency programs in the US, and the largest in Southern California. 

Conceived as a radical think tank in the shape of an artist community, 18th Street strives to provide artists the space and time to take risks, to foster the ideal environment for artists and the public to directly engage, and to create experiences and partnerships that foster positive social change.

The Public Events and Exhibition Program comprises an Artist Lab series, focusing on mid-career Los Angeles based artists with accompanying solo exhibitions and artist-driven events; a new Moveable Lab series exploring engagement in the public sphere, presentations of emerging artists in our Atrium Gallery, and a diverse set of community-focused projects.

 A second venue, the Airport Campus, is located at 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica