We are pleased to share the good news that the galleries and creative businesses at Bergamot Station are here to stay! Join Bergamot Station Arts Center for their annual Summer Celebration event, Saturday, July 22nd from 1 pm- 5 pm. This is an unparalleled arts and community celebration in Santa Monica! Bergamot Station is an internationally renowned creative arts complex, boasting over 40 galleries and creative businesses. The Summer Celebration highlights gallery exhibitions and brings together live music, local vendors and special events. Come enjoy a thriving arts community gathering! This is a FREE family friendly event! There are no tickets necessary to gain admission. It is highly encouraged that attendees will carpool or ride-share to get to the event. There is limited parking at Bergamot Station. Take the Metro! The Expo stop is onsite at the exit 26th Street/Bergamot.
We are grateful to the Santa Monica City Council for affirming that the art galleries are integral to the cultural life of the city and should remain here into the future. The City Council voted overwhelmingly to approve a plan that will retain the galleries at Bergamot Station and add new cultural uses, including spaces for a museum, community arts center, performing arts, and other non-profits. The galleries consider this a great victory and look forward to working with the new arts organizations to shape the future of Bergamot Station Arts Center!
SPECIAL EVENT TIMES
11:30 AM* Bender: Silent Disco Yoga; MUST buy tickets in advance (*Starts before main event; doors @11 am) (D3)
1:00 PM Tap Dance by Chris Rutlidge at Lois Lambert Gallery+Gallery of Functional Art (E3)
1:00-2:00 PM How To Succeed As An Artist Workshop at Beyond the Lines Gallery (G8)
1:30-2:30 PM Live Music by Anthony Williams The Main Stage (near the Expo Line)
2:00 PM Artist talk with Steven Adams at dnj Gallery (J1)
2:30-3:00 PM Membership information for the Los Angeles Center of Photography at dnj Gallery (J1)
2:30-5:00 PM Kybele Dance Theatre at Lois Lambert Gallery+Gallery of Functional Art (E3) and ROSEGALLERY (G5)
3:00 PM Artist talk with Michael Kirchoff at dnj Gallery (J1)
3:00-4:00 PM How To Succeed As An Artist Workshop at Beyond the Lines Gallery (G8)
3:00-4:00 PM Live Music by Matt James at The Main Stage (near the Expo Line)
4:00-6:00 PM Book signing with Gloria Katz at ROSEGALLERY (G5)
4:00-5:00 PM Live music by Nevin James at The Main Stage (near the Expo Line)
4:00-5:30 PM Documentary screenings and discussion with Women’s Voices Now at Building Bridges Art Exchange (F2)
ALL DAY EVENTS
1:00-5:00 PM Hula Hooping performances by Ashley Pulido at Lois Lambert Gallery+Gallery of Functional Art (E3)
1:00-5:00 PM Brighton Smith artist workshop “How To Paint A Flower” at Skidmore Contemporary Art (B4)
1:00-5:00 PM Live Music by Erica Entrop at Lois Lambert Gallery+Gallery of Functional Art (E3)
1:00-5:00 PM Hourly events hosted by curator Daniel Rolnik at bG Gallery (G8a)
1:00-5:00 PM Performance artist John Kilduff ice cream cart and ice cream paintings at bG Gallery (G8a)
1:00-5:00 PM Paint Your Love collaboration at Amber Goldhammer Studio (G3)
1:00-5:00 PM Book sale at Peter Fetterman Gallery (A1)
1:00-5:00 PM Book sale at Craig Krull Gallery (B3)
1:00-5:00 PM All day Virtual Reality Experience at bG Gallery (G8a)
1:00-5:00 PM Book sale at Latin American Masters (E2)
1:00-5:00 PM Frame sale at ROSEGALLERY (G5)
1:00-5:00 PM Open House and Information at City Garage Theater (T1)
Bergamot Café: Sandwiches, Salads and more! Plus Craft Beer on tap from Santa Monica Brew Works!
India Jones Chow Truck Indian street food
The Grilled Cheese Truck You guessed it, Grilled Cheese!
VENDORS - All vendors located at the courtyard between the G and E Buildings.
AFTER HOURS OPENING RECEPTIONS
5:30-7:00 PM Artist Reception for Delfin Finley at Lora Schlesinger Gallery (B5b)