A coordination of artists along Pico Boulevard will culminate in “Pico Artists at Work,” where galleries, studios and arts-related businesses open their doors to the public to showcase the artistic face of the Pico Neighborhood.
Special performance events and displays by a number of local arts organizations will be set up in Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica. A shuttle will pass by about every 15 minutes to bring viewers to the various stops on Pico Boulevard between Fourth and 34th Streets. Admission and shuttle rides are free.
“Pico Artists at Work” will include demonstrations and art exhibits by painters, sculptors, muralists, ceramicists, costume designers, quilters, musicians, photographers, printers and assemblagists. There will also be raffles.
Some highlights of the event include a DÌa de Los Muertos art exhibit at Santa Monica High School’s Roberts Art Gallery, 601 Pico Blvd.; a faculty/alumni show at the Santa Monica College Photography Gallery, 1900 Pico Blvd; the latest show at Sylvia White Gallery, 1013 Pico Blvd., which also offers consultations for artists on their careers; mural painting at the studio of artist Peter Tiegler, 2019 21st.; a display of works by the YWCA figure drawing group at 2019 14st.; a ceramics demonstration at Jennifer Joyce Ceramic Arts, 3028 Pico Blvd.; a stone sculpting demonstration by the Ladies Sculpting Group, 3030 Pico Blvd.; face painting at the costume shop Make Believe Inc., 3240 Pico Blvd.; mural painting at the bohemian Unurban Coffee House, 3301 Pico Blvd.; a corset-making demonstration at Farthingales, 3306 Pico Blvd; and new works of art being created at Monart School of the Arts, 3316 Pico Blvd.
The event has been organized by the Pico Improvement Association, a group of local merchants and community members seeking to beautify the Pico neighborhood.
Information, (310) 449-1444.