Bergamot Station Arts Center will host their annual Spring Open on Saturday, May 13, 2023. Over 20+ galleries and cultural venues will be hosting special artist talks, walk-throughs, and openings, beginning at 10am and lasting ALL DAY. Be sure to stick around for the comedy shows, food trucks, and a special live performance by the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra. 

+ FREE parking (you’re welcome, Los Angeles) is available in our large lot at: 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Or take the Metro right to our front doors! 

Don’t miss this FREE + family-friendly event. Check out the individual gallery programming and full schedule of events below.

12:00 PM Opening Reception + Artist Talk with Albarrán Cabrera: Photographic Syntax at Marshall Gallery (A6)
1:00 PM Meet the Artist with photographer, Robert Stivers at Lois Lambert Gallery (E3)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Curator Walk-through + Print Offering for Michelle Kingdom: A Thousand Past Days at bG Gallery (A2)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Kids Glow in the Dark Rock Painting at Copro Gallery (T5)
2:00 PM  Artist Talk with Alex Hedison: A Brief Infinity at Von Lintel Gallery (A7)
2:00 PM  Artist Talk + Walk-through with Tania Franco Klein: Break In Case of Emergency at Rose Gallery (B7)
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM  Artist Walk-through with Jay Mark Johnson: ÍSLENSKIR FOSSAR at William Turner Gallery (E1)

FAXAFOSS #2, Faxi, Iceland 2021, Archival pigment on paper mounted on aluminum with UV laminate, 60” (H) x 60” (W) framed Edition of 3, 30” (H) x 30” (W) framed Edition of 9

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM  Opening Reception for Marc Katano at Leslie Sacks Gallery (B6)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Artist Talk with Richard Baker: A Sense of Calm at Skidmore Contemporary Art (B4)
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Opening Reception for Mark Posey: Enjoy the Day at Richard Heller Gallery (B5A)
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Opening Reception for Transitory Narratives of an Imminent Future at Building Bridges Art Exchange (F2)
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Opening Reception for Chris Mars, Simona Candini, & Juan Jose Martinez Canovas at Copro Gallery (T5)
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM Comedy Show Breast Milk Cures Pink Eye: a Mother’s Day Eve comedy show + optional on-site babysitting ($20 Ticket) at The Crow (F4)

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Closing Reception with Refreshments for Karen Simon: Floating Strings / Robert Stivers: Sanctuary / Jorge Miño: Tension Balance at Lois Lambert Gallery (E3)

Karen Simon, Brighton, thread, gouache, ink on canvas, 20″ x 24″

11:00 AM – 5:30 PM Closing Day of Exhibitions Imperfect Geometry: Katrin Aason B., Brittany Mojo, Tanja Rector, Michon Weeks / Nancy Monk: Walk + Wood / D.J. Hall: Pandemic Pause—Plein Air, Portraits, and Posies at Craig Krull Gallery (B3)
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Official Opening for After Auction Sale at Santa Monica Auctions (A5)

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Santa Monica Youth Orchestra at Lois Lambert Gallery (E3)
4:30 PM – 5:00PM Santa Monica Youth Orchestra at Rose Gallery (B7)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Afro-Cuban Ensemble (Outside)

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Hotville Chicken Food Truck / Hot Dog Stand 3:00 PM Ice Cream Truck
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Happy Hour at Birdie G’s
5:00 PM – 9:30 PM Specialty Cocktail: “Mommy Dearest” at Birdie G’s (vodka & hibiscus tropical drink)

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