Nlowres400NoirFest SantaMonica oirFest Santa Monica recently celebrated its kick off event with the exhibition, “Encaustic Noir.” In case you haven’t heard, NoirFest Santa Monica is a brand new arts festival celebrating Noir in the city of Santa Monica.

Created by multi-media artist and long time resident, Helen K. Garber, the Festival started January 14th and will run through March 28th. NoirFest Santa Monica will include art, film, photography, literature, music and spoken word at various historic venues all over Santa Monica. Every week, there are special Noir events. Stay tuned to LA Art Party…for more details.

On Saturday, February 11th at 4:30 pm. Artist Helen K. Garber will talk about her exhibition, “Encaustic Noir.” The event will be held at dnj Gallery (J-1) at Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., in Santa Monica.

Be sure to pop in to see this fabulous show. It will remain open till February 25th. Curated by Pamela Schoenberg, this exhibition features the work of artist, Helen K. Garber in a solo show entitled “Encaustic Noir.” In Gallery II, a classic tribute to Noir photography by legends such as famed Parisian photographer Brassai and several of his contemporaries will also be on display.

ReLOWRES1.14.12ThorntonAlley byHelenGarberminiscent of the cinematic ventures of the 1940s and 1950s, NoirFest Santa Monica proposes to capture noir moments in time. Santa Monica’s ever present mist has inspired both filmmakers and novelists to use the city as a setting in many detective stories. Like a rare black and white image plucked from a film noir or Raymond Chandler novel, NoirFest Santa Monica hopes to rekindle this simple yet striking part of Santa Monica history.  

More NoirFest Santa Monica events will be posted on For a full list of participating venues and an event schedule, go to For more info about the opening night reception, contact;