Santa Monica Cultural Affairs
Santa Monica’s eight-plus square miles contain a wealth of art and culture.
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs (SMCA) funds local artists and organizations, stewards the city’s public art collection, and produces events large and small. Stop by our theaters, galleries, and art centers, or find art outdoors throughout the city. Follow #ArtSaMo for more!
Go See Art
Art makes the day better
You will never regret taking time out of your busy day to go see art. Santa Monica offers a rich collection of public art, self-produced art and more. Get out there, drink it in and let it refresh your soul. You can’t see it all, of course. But you can try!
Beach Dances 2019
June 18 – 23, 2019, Free admission
Meet Me at Reed
Saturdays: June 15 to July 27, 2019, Free admission
Jazz on the Lawn
Jazz on the Lawn presents free jazz and world music Sundays in August
City of Santa Monica’s Open Streets Event. Sunday, September 15, 2019. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Art in the Parks
Free Outdoor Performances to Look Forward to This Summer
City of Santa Monica Calendar
Miles Memorial Playhouse
The Civic Auditorium
at Annenberg Community Beach House
Camera Obscura Art Lab
Weather Field No. 1
by Inigo Mañglano-Ovalle. Tongva Park, 2013.
by Ball-Nogues Studio. Photo by Monica Nouwens.
More public art
|Prequalified Artist Roster||June 28, 2019|
|ACBH Fall and Spring Writer Residency||July, 2019|
|Camera Obscura Art Lab Studio Residency||October, 2019|
|Community Access & Participation (CAP)||May 21, 2019|
|Strategic Sustainability Initiative (SSI)||November, 2019|
|Arts Transportation Grant||Rolling until annual funds are depleted|