More than 60 local artists and performers will have their private studios and works on view at the Sixth Annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17.
Presented by the Santa Monica Airport, Cultural Affairs Division and participating tenants, the art walk will feature paintings, sculptures, ceramics and mixed media. Many artists will be selling work from their studios and offering refreshments at the airport, along Airport Avenue, between Bundy Drive and 23rd Street in Santa Monica.
Admission is free.
Visitors will have the chance to explore open studios, watch artful demonstrations, take part in art workshops, and enjoy live Irish jigs, food trucks and family friendly activities.
Santa Monica Airport has a rich background as the former home of the Douglas Aircraft Company and the birthplace of the DC-3 aircraft. The airport has developed over time and is home to a number of creative venues housed in converted airplane hangars.
As part of the event, the Santa Monica Art Studios will host a silent auction of original artworks by studio artists with bids starting at $75.
The Santa Monica College Ceramic Arts program will present throwing as well as Raku firing demonstrations throughout the day.
Other hands-on activities for families will include an airplane making workshop with airport artist Laraine Mestman, a terrarium workshop using recycled bottles and jars, and the ArtWalk Stamp Hunt, an exploration of the ArtWalk and airport.
Entertainment will include Cliff Wagner & The Old #7 performing a mix of bluegrass, blues and country music along with some Irish jigs throughout the day.
The recently opened Museum of Flying will also offer tours every half hour between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. The museum features displays and interpretive exhibits on the history of flight and the development and growth of the aviation and aerospace industry in Southern California.
Information, (310) 458-8350.