The workshop will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 13th, in the Santa Monica Main Library, Multipurpose Room on the second floor, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica.

For the last six months, the City of Santa Monica has been working on a long-range community cultural master plan called Creative Capital.

One element of the city’s cultural scene to be examined in this plan is that of cultural facilities, and participants will be invited to recall fond memories of the Santa Monica Civic Center, such as a rock concert or a photo exhibition.

Designed by Welton Becket, the Santa Monica Civic Center played host to the Academy Awards from 1961 to 1968, including the first Academy Awards show televised in color in 1966.

In the 1970s and 1980s, the facility was the Westside destination for rock concerts for Elton John, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Blondie and the Bay City Rollers.

Today, the Civic Center is the site of the Critics Choice Awards and the home of the Santa Monica Symphony, Photo LA, ArtLA, the Modernism Show and the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Stairway to the Stars concert.

Those unable to attend the workshop can submit their ideas to the city online at the Creative Santa Monica Web site, www.cre ativesantamonica.smgov.net

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