Airport ArtWalk 2013 logo

Airport ArtWalk 2013 logo

The seventh annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk is slated to return March 16 with a full compliment of art, music and food trucks.

One of L.A. County’s oldest operating airfields, Santa Monica Airport has a rich background as the former home of the Douglas Aircraft Company and the birthplace of the DC-3. The airport has developed over time into an arts incubator, and is home to a number of creative venues housed in converted airplane hangars.

More than 60 local artists and performers will have their private studios and works on view. Painting, sculpture, ceramics, and mixed media will be represented and many artists will be selling work from their studios as well as offering refreshments. Arena 1 Gallery presents the exhibit “Decade of Dissent, Democracy in Action, 1965-1975” featuring original protest posters that reveal the persuasive power of art to inspire ideals of democracy. Visually striking and often confrontational, the works call attention to critical social movements that were shaped by principals, rights, and individual liberties expressed by the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. “Decade of Dissent” is organized by the Center for the Political Graphics, the largest repository of Post-World War II historical posters in the nation.

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