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!
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.
Arts Month 2020
Santa Monica City Council declared April 2020 as Arts Month and we got some Santa Monica artist-luminaries together for a message. Take a look!
Belmar History + Art
Re/Generation at the Civic Center Multipurpose Sports Field is an ongoing project commemorating and celebrating African American history in Santa Monica.
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.