On Saturday, September 8, 2018, enjoy a mini-ArtBlock on Ocean Park. This is just the beginning…A new block of galleries and arts activity is in development on Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica. dnj Gallery will celebrate its grand opening and bG Gallery, Gestalt Projects and 144 Space will participate in this beginning event of the new block. Additional galleries are scheduled to open this winter after the remodel of the spaces are completed. 
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Photo taken by Billy Gross; courtesy of bG Gallery

Dynamic and engaging exhibits, a series of educational programs and other visual or performing arts events will take place on this block. Located in between 30th and 31st Street on Ocean Park Boulevard, the block aims to engage the local neighborhood and Santa Monica Business Park in its programming, while hosting an exhibit schedule that will also bring art patrons to the area from afar.

“We have had a great reaction from local business and the surrounding neighborhood so far. The local community is becoming involved and active in gallery events. We are looking forward to this collaboration and expanding art events. This part of Santa Monica was recommended because it is not only a great intersection between Santa Monica and the rest of the Westside, but also because of the dining choices, ease of parking for our current collectors, and foot traffic from tech companies and other local businesses. This area is actually ideal for art galleries in an increasingly challenging real estate market,” says Om Bleicher of bG Gallery, who has begun programing at 3009 Ocean Park Boulevard.

“We’re continuing an education program for schools– to coincide with our exhibitions. This program is meant to add an additional form of visual learning. Particularly, art enhances focus and attention. In exposing students to art, we wish to provide skills with different artist talks, lectures, speakers and conversations,” mentioned Pamela Schoenberg, the owner/director of dnj Gallery. “At the moment, we participate with schools, but are willing to establish classes with the public if interested.”

As new galleries open, information will be updated at the website http://OceanParkArtBlock.com;

What: Mini ArtBlock
Where: bG Gallery, 3009 Ocean Park Boulevard; dnj Gallery, 3015 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, 90405
When: Saturday, September 8, 2018; 5-8pm;
Phone: 310-9064211
Website: https://oceanparkartblock.com  http://bgartgalleries.com   https://www.dnjgallery.net/