In Santa Monica…It’s time for the Bergamot Summer Block Party on Saturday, July 15, 2023. See below for a list of what is currently on view at the arts center, as well as new exhibitions also debuting today/tonight.  Enjoy art, live music, and food.


10:00 AM – 6:00 PM     Annual Summer Book Sale of photography books | ROSEGALLERY (B7)

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM      Live Painting as well as Pet Portrait Commissions with renowned Street Artist TEACHR – Bring a photo of your pet! | Lois Lambert Gallery (E3)


Bergamot Summer Block Party

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM       Kite Painting and Decorating for kids (of all ages) | Copro Gallery (T5)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM       Curator Walk-through for Joni Sternbach: The Surfing Landscape exhibition | Von Lintel Gallery (A7)

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM       Family Arts & Crafts Meet Up coordinated by CIACLA’s Education & Wellbeing Coordinator, Katriona Woods – Reserve your tickets by emailing; Building Bridges Art Exchange (F2)

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM       Portrait Factory with Mike Saijo in addition to an opening tonight | bG Gallery (A2)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM       Exhibition Walk-through for Greg Miller: Once Upon a Time exhibtion | William Turner Gallery (E1)

3:00 PM – 7:00 PM       Second Artist Reception for Into the Uncanny Valley: Kaya&Blank, Cody Cobb,  and Alex Turner exhibition | Marshall Gallery (A6) – see image below.

Into the Uncanny Valley

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM       Exhibition Walk-through for London-Based Artist, Max Rumbol: Give Me A Fulcrum & I Shall Move The World exhibition with Associate Gallery Director, Barry Belkin | Richard Heller Gallery (B5A)

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM       Reception for Los Angeles – Oaxaca: Javier Carrillo, Demián Flores, Dan McCleary, Fernando Sandoval, Claudia V. Solórzano exhibition | Marshall Gallery (A6)

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM      Gregory Malphurs: Perpetual Motion exhibition | Speedy Gallery (B5B)

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM       Opening Art Party for California Now & Then exhibition, curated by Juri Kroll | bG Gallery (A2) – CLICK HERE to find out more about this event.

California Now & Then

Gloriane Harris, Evening Shade, 1972

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM     Martin Bruinsma: Dignity of Silence exhibition | Lois Lambert Gallery (E3)


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM       After Day Dream youth band (ages 7 -10), alternative rock music

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM       The Hypnik Jerks acoustic pop/rock music

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM       More of the Hypnik Jerks acoustic pop/rock music

CLICK HERE for additional upcoming art exhibitions, along with performances and foodie events.

Comedy Shows

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM       Comedy Show The Daddest* Dad Joke Competition  (all ages, FREE, performed on the outside stage) Also *Worst Ever | The Crow (F4)

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM       Comedy Show Pull My Finger (all ages) $15 admission; CLICK HERE to purchase | The Crow (F4)

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM       Stand-Up Comedy Show Ester Steinberg & Friends (ages 18+) $20 Tickets HERE | The Crow (F4)

What: Summer Block Party
Where: Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM, 90405
When: July 15, 2023, 12:00pm – 8:00pm