Category Archives: Art

RAW: Santa Monica presents Pulse


RAW: Santa Monica presents Pulse

Thursday, October 27th, 2011
8:00pm
Venue: V Lounge | 2020 Wilshire Blvd. | Santa Monica, CA 90403
21+ event. Cocktail attire.
Visit Site | Tickets are $10 via pre-sale

RAW: Santa Monica is back again for another showcase of some of Santa Monica’s best and most creative independent artists! If you haven’t made it out to the V Lounge yet, we recommend you do.

What is RAW?
RAW: natural-born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.

RAW’s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 22 artistic communities nationwide through monthly showcase events. Join us in celebrating the work of these artists.

What can you expect?
RAW events are multifaceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

RAW events feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity!

View the Featured Line-Up of Artists

Founder, Heidi Luerra speaks on RAW’s mission

More Info / Tickets

2020 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403


Dia De Los Muertos in Santa Monica

Photo Credit: Jennifer J.


Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit
Saturday, October 29
1pm – 5pm [1:30pm altar dedication]
Free and Open to the Public
Edison Language Academy
2425 Kansas Ave. Santa Monica

Edison Language Academy will hold its Annual Festival de Otoño and Dia De Los Muertos gallery in Santa Monica, CA. The school is also celebrating its 25th Anniversary as a dual-immersion school. The event combines art, theatre, music, food, poetry, games and a multi-cultural celebration of the season. The event, which attracts over 1,500 current, past and future students and community members, features the largest Day of the Dead Exhibit on the Westside, a creative collaboration of altars by Edison students, teachers and parents in the Mexican and Central American tradition of remembering deceased loved ones. Live music, karaoke, authentic Mexican food, children’s entertainment, haunted house, rock climbing and arts and crafts make it a one-of-a-kind event for the entire family.

The event features cultural traditions designed to commemorate those who have passed away, including a series of alfombras, beautiful displays made of dust, flowers and other native materials that are traditionally designed and prepared on the streets of villages and towns in many countries in Latin America.

A carnival of games, art-and-crafts, plus hot Latin and dance tunes from DJ Alex Reyes and live music will provide entertainment for kids and grown-ups alike. Authentic tamales and pozole made by parents, as well as homemade baked goods, will be for sale. Prices for food and games range from $1 to $5.

Photo Credit: Vic

Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos at Lula’s on Main
Monday, October 31 – Saturday, November 5, 2011
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Lula Cocina Mexicana
2720 Main St. Santa Monica

Lula observes Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) every year and invites you to join their celebrations ~ enjoy free tequila tastes, treats, their beautiful Dia de los Muertos altar, and 6 days of mole!

Reservations recommended!
(310) 392-5711 | info@lulacocinamexicana.com

Art Crawl at Bergamot Station

Photo Credit: Thrillist


Gallery Hopping, Drinks and Music at Bergamot Station
Thursday, October 20, 2011
7pm – 10pm
Bergamot Station
Visit Site | Buy Tickets

$15 gets you access to the first-ever gallery party, including an open bar, DJs and local art

Paint the night in bold, boozy strokes at Bergamot Station’s first-ever Art Crawl blowout, where just $15 pulls exclusive access to 3 hours of drinks, tunes & more. For 1 night only, over 20 of the galleries will stay open late to inspire you with thought-inflaming collections, including the epic origin story Pacific Standard Time: an unprecedented collaboration of cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to celebrate the birth of the L.A. art scene.

To ensure it’s not only the artists that are buzzed about, you’ll also get 3 stupendous hours of cocktails served at 2 bars and by sexy roving shot girls, while DJs RLDJ & SuperGoodMusic spin super-good music on KROQ’s tricked-out tables & speakers. Of course, your favorite food trucks will be rolling up for the night, including the Grilled Cheese Truck, Border Grill, and Coolhaus.

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Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica

Pier Del Sol


Pier Del Sol
Sunday, October 9, 2011
10am – 2pm
Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park
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Join us this Sunday at Pier del Sol: Viva La Fiesta a fun, family event, where guests may enjoy a spectacular cuisine from more than 35 of LA’s top restaurants, including Santa Monica’s El Cholo, JiRaffe, Joe’s Restaurant, Mariasol, Melisse, Real Food Daily, Zengo and more. Pacific Park will have games, rides, arts and crafts, face painting, and lots of activities on the historic Santa Monica Pier.

Participants include celebrity guests, sponsors, supporters, and Special Olympics athletes and their families. Rob Friedman, Co-Chair and CEO of Summit Entertainment (Twilight Saga, Hurt Locker, 50/50) will be honored for his tremendous work with Special Olympics Southern California.

Tickets start at $45 and all proceeds from Pier del Sol will benefit the more than 9,000 athletes of Special Olympics Southern California. Participation in Special Olympics empowers our athletes to become physically fit, productive and respected members of the community.

Schedule of Events

10am – 11am
Live entertainment – Global Motion,
World Dance Company, Santa Monica College

10am – 1pm
Silent Auction – Main Stage Area

11:15am – 11:45am
Global Motion – World Dance Company, Santa Monica College and El Mariachi Alas De Angel Floor Show – Main Stage

Noon
Presentation to Pier del Sol Honoree – Rob Friedman, Co-Chairman and CEO, Summit Entertainment
Emcee – Frank Buckley – Co-Anchor KTLA Morning News Main Stage

1 pm
Silent Auction Closed!

1pm – 1:50pm
Global Motion, World Dance Company, Santa Monica College live on Main Stage

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Pier del Sol
Santa Monica Pier

RAW: Santa Monica presents Junction


RAW: Santa Monica presents Junction

Thursday, September 29th, 2011
8:00pm
Venue: V Lounge | 2020 Wilshire, Blvd. | Santa Monica, CA 90403
21+ event. Cocktail attire.
Visit Site | Tickets are $10 via pre-sale

What is RAW?
RAW: natural-born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.

RAW’s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 22 artistic communities nationwide through monthly showcase events. Join us in celebrating the work of these artists.

What can you expect?
RAW events are multifaceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

RAW events feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity!

View the Featured Line-Up of Artists

Please note: This showcase contains a film screening that is only appropriate for mature audiences. Viewer discretion is advised for this film screening.

Founder, Heidi Luerra speaks on RAW’s mission

More Info / Tickets

2020 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403


Beer. Art. Music. Festival 2011


2nd Annual BAM Fest
benefiting the 18th Street Arts Center
Sunday, October 9th
1pm – 6pm
Visit Site | Tickets

Held in the heart of Santa Monica, BAM Fest is a celebration of locally produced art, music and California’s finest craft beers – 24+ craft breweries, 4 bands, 3 galleries, open artist studios, an artist market, and gourmet food trucks make up this one-of-a-kind event. All proceeds benefit 18th Street Arts Center, a Santa Monica 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. BAM Fest 2011 is poised to draw a fun crowd in its second year as Santa Monica’s ‘hoppiest’ annual event.

As the only Craft Beer Festival in Santa Monica, this year’s attendance is anticipated at close to 1,300 so get your tickets early! Pre-sale tickets are priced at just $35. A ticket provides you 5 hours of live music, exploration of artist studios and galleries, a live artist market with art for purchase, and unlimited tastings of some of the greatest beers around. And all proceeds from the event directly support 18th Street Arts Center’s programs and artists.

The 2011 BAM Festival Features

  • 24+ Craft Breweries
  • 4 Bands
  • 3 Galleries
  • Open Artist Studios
  • Artist Market
  • Gourmet Food Trucks (including Border Grill, Nom Nom Truck, Green Truck)

Tickets are on sale at here and in person at The Library Alehouse, 2911 Main St. Santa Monica

18th Street Arts Center | (310) 453-3711
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Pico Festival 2011

Photo Credit: Dave Sizer


6th Annual Pico Festival and Car Show

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011
11am – 4pm
Virgina Avenue Park, Santa Monica
Free and Open to the Public
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Join us for a day at the park full of Art, Music, Food, Classic Cars and Fun for the whole family! Free to the public.

Virginia Ave. Park

This year, the 2011 Pico Festival will be held entirely at Virginia Avenue Park, including the Car Show. There will be an exciting collection of booths and artist pavilions displaying and selling an assortment of art, photography, fashion, food, and services. Kids can participate in a bundle of activities and crafts in the Kids Zone. Raffles and giveaways all day long.

Our musical line-up includes an appreciation of youth ensembles from our local schools, and a sizzling return of last year’s Latin-Ska favorites, Upground. (Listen below.) The Car Show will display a fine collection of Classic Cars from across Southern California. All proceeds from the Car Show will benefit the Samohi Football Program and the Cody Williams Recovery Fund.

Returning Musical Guests, Upground

Businesses – Apply for a Booth

If you are interested in having a booth or displaying your art in one of our pavilions, please fill out the Booth Application. (No Fee for Pico Businesses).

Enter the Car Show

To enter the Car Show, register online or at Engler Bros Auto Parts (3026 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica 90405). For more Car Show info, please contact Andrew Gomez  at amgomez48@gmail.com. Car Show Application.

Pico Festival | Virginia Park


RAW: Santa Monica presents Fusion

RAW: Santa Monica presents Fusion

Thursday, August 25th, 2011
8:00pm
Venue: V Lounge | 2020 Wilshire, Blvd. | Santa Monica, CA 90403
21+ event. Cocktail attire. Tickets are $10 via pre-sale
Visit Site

What is RAW?
RAW: natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.

RAW’s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 22 artistic communities nationwide through monthly showcase events. Join us in celebrating the work of these artists.

What can I Expect?
RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

RAW events feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity!

View Participating Artists, Filmmakers, DJs, Stylists, etc.

Recap of RAW: Los Angeles at the Elevate Lounge in Downtown L.A., March 10, 2011

More Info / Tickets

2020 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403