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3026 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405
January 27th, 2017 - January 29th, 2017

Wed-Sat, 12-6pm


MORE ART HERE Gives Collectors Access to Artists' Studios

Concurrent with the Art Los Angeles Contemporary,  the Santa Monica Art Studios, located at 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA, will hold a casual Open Studios called MORE ART HERE,   Friday, January 27 - Sunday, January 29th from 12 - 6 PM.  Over 24 artists will open their studios while they work to allow the public to CONNECT + COLLECT directly with the artists.

In addition to the open studios, MORE ART HERE will feature two special events. On  Friday,  January 27th from 1-3PM,  Luigia Martelloni will be previewing her installation of SMArtists in the Project Space. SMArtists  documents several current and past artists from the Santa Monica Art Studios' community. Martelloni will also create an interactive outdoor installation called "Walking ARTists" between The Barker Hanger and the Santa Monica Art Studios.  This installation is comprised of several pairs of artists' shoes - allowing people to "walk" in someone else's shoes.   

Saturday, January 28th from 1-3pm, Contemporary artist, Gregg Chadwick will moderate a panel of artists, writers, and academics to discuss "Art in the Time of Trump".  Occurring just a week after the inauguration, the discussion will focus on the global artistic implications of a Trump Administration. Panelists include Yareli Arizmendi - Actress/Screenwriter; Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn - Senior Editor at the Los Angeles Times Review of Books; Masami Teraoka, Artist; Michael Malek Najjar - Playwright/Director Assistant professor of Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon and Jody David Armour - Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California.

Throughout the weekend, art enthusiasts and collectors are encouraged to explore the artists' studios to view and acquire contemporary artwork by emerging and established artists. Guests can expect to see a wide variety of styles and mediums from painting to jewelry design to film and sculpture. In addition to Martelloni, Chadwick and Silver Simons, participating artists include, Janine Brown, Claudia Concha Perea, Wendy Edlen, Mitchell Friedman, Judith Golden, David Koenig, Susie McKay Krieser, David Leeds, Kathy Leeds, Maddy Le Mel, Malka Nedivi, Paula Rosen, Gwen Samuels, Diane Silver, Melinda Smith Altshuler, Joan Wulf, and many more.

MORE ART HERE is generously sponsored by Begovich Gallery at CSU Fullerton, Primo's Donuts, Earth Coco, Hula Post Production, Los Angeles Times Review of Books, Nespresso, and the Santa Monica Art Studios. Admission to the event is free with on-site parking available.  For directions to Santa Monica Art Studios or to preview the artists' work visit the event page at

About the Santa Monica Art Studios

Santa Monica Art Studios is a 22,000 square foot hangar where over 30 artists work in private studio spaces creating an integrated and vibrant community.  Artists and the public can participate in classes, lectures, and exhibitions, as well as take advantage of discussion critique and collaboration. The Santa Monica Art Studios was founded over 11 years ago to provide affordable studio space to artists in Santa Monica. Each October, the studios hold an Open Studio event for the public. In addition to the artist studios, the building houses a 2,400 square foot gallery called ARENA 1. The gallery features monthly exhibitions showcasing local, national and international artists.

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