More than 60 local artists and performers will have their private studios and works on view during the Seventh Annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Santa Monica Airport.
Visitors will have the chance to explore open studios, watch artful demonstrations, take part in an art workshop, and enjoy live jazz vocals and food trucks at the event, held along Airport Avenue between Bundy Drive and 23rd Street.
Paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and mixed media will be on view, and many artists will be selling work from their studios as well.
The Arena 1 Gallery is presenting its exhibit Decade of Dissent, Democracy in Action, 1965-1975, featuring original protest posters that organizers say reveal the persuasive power of art to inspire ideals of democracy.
The Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program will feature works from a select group of SMC Art Department students, and SMC Ceramic Arts will present throwing as well as Raku firing demonstrations throughout the day.
The Ruskin Group Theatre will present highlights of its popular monthly offering L.A. Café Plays, as well as theater and art workshops for children. Other hands-on activities for all ages include a community mural designed by airport artist Laraine Mestman, a terrarium workshop using recycled bottles and jars, and a communal ceramic project with Santa Monica College Ceramic Arts.
The ArtWalk Stamp Hunt invites attendees to explore the art walk and airport by finding and getting stamped at each of the five locations. Everyone who collects all five stamps will receive a prize at the information booth. In addition, The Leftover Cuties will be performing live music throughout the day.
The Museum of Flying will also be open, featuring displays and interpretive exhibits on the history of flight and the development and growth of the aviation and aerospace industry in Southern California. Artist Mike Machet will be on hand discussing his new mural entitled, Fly Douglas.
The event is free to the public, with free parking and bike valet. Parking is available at the school’s Bundy Campus; entrance from Bundy/Centinela.
Information, (310) 458-8350, or www.smgov.net/airportartwalk.