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18th Street Arts Center

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Location USA / Los Angeles
Established 1988
Tel +1 310 453 3711
Website 18th Street Arts Center Website
Address 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, California 90404 United States
Founded in 1988, 18th Street Arts Center has fostered and supported the work of many of Los Angeles’ most engaging and diverse artists and has built bridges to artist communities around the globe.

18th Street values art-making as an essential part of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. 18th Street provides a hub for contemporary art through two program areas that reflect its mission: 1) A three-tiered Residency Program that fosters inter-cultural collaboration and dialogue and 2) A Public Events and Exhibition Program that focuses on engaging the public and revealing the art-making process through exhibitions, events, talks, publications and other opportunities. 18th Street’s residencies, exhibitions, public events, talks, and publications encourage, showcase, and support the creation of cutting-edge contemporary art, and foster collaboration and interaction between artists locally, nationally and internationally.

18th Street Arts Center is located blocks away from the beach in sunny Santa Monica and in the midst of the exciting, vigorous Los Angeles arts community.


Number of Residents There are between 16 to 20 visiting artists per year.
Studio Type About 1,000 square feet, spacious enough to hold events such as presentations and studio visits. A fully furnished live/work studio apartment with cable TV, full kitchen and full bath.


Nearest Airport Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Driving Instructions Santa Monica is located at the western terminus of the 10 (Santa Monica) Freeway, about 15 miles west of downtown Los Angeles and 7 miles north of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).