Santa Monica Art Studios will hold an eighth anniversary celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.
Directors Yossi Govrin and Sherry Frumkin said that the artist studio and exhibition space will present the event in a historic 22,000-square foot hangar at 3026 Airport Ave. at the Santa Monica Airport.
More than 35 painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors and mixed media artists will open their studios for the event.
In conjunction with the event, Arena 1, a 2,400-square foot gallery which has shown cutting-edge art from around the world and across the nation, will open the exhibit, Even Gravity has its Ups and Downs, organized by returning curator Mark Carter.
The exhibit, which runs through Nov. 10, features works by eight artists that range from lighter than air to massively dense, from seriously grounded to ephemeral.
Govrin, an artist with more than two decades of experience running artist studios in Santa Monica, originally conceived the project as a way to address the loss of affordable studios in Santa Monica and developed the hangar with co-director Frumkin.
Frumkin, co-founder of the studios, has worked with national and international artists for over 22 years, through her gallery which she moved from Bergamot Station to Santa Monica Art Studios. She said she closed the physical gallery space in 2011 in order to work with a smaller group of artists to help advance their careers.
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