Bergamot Station Arts Center EXPO-SÉ Saturday, May 21st from 10 am - 7 pm
Join us as we welcome the Expo to Bergamot Station Arts Center! The Bergamot Station EXPO-SÉ is an open house event on Saturday, May 21st celebrating the opening of the Expo Line in Santa Monica. Now's the perfect time to take the train to visit us at Bergamot Station! Just hop on the new Expo line and get off at the 26th Street/Bergamot Station stop.
This is a FREE family friendly event! There are no tickets necessary to gain admission.
The Metro is offering FREE train rides for the entire opening weekend. The City of Santa Monica is additionally offering FREE Big Blue Bus rides and Breeze Bike sharing! Remember: PARKING is extremely LIMITED at Bergamot Station, so this is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of our city's new public transportation system!
Bergamot Station is an internationally renowned creative arts complex, boasting over 30 galleries and creative businesses. Come enjoy a thriving arts community, now a convenient stop along the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Expo Line.
11am: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Opening the Expo Line at Bergamot Station, with Councilmember Kevin McKeown and the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
11am: Ruth Bachofner Gallery: Artist Talk with Margaret Lizzari
1-4pm: Laura Korman Gallery: Opening reception "CENDRILLON" with artist in attendance, Cara Barer
1:30pm: Stuart Ashman - President of the Museum of Latin American Art in conjunction with Lois Lambert Gallery's exhibit, STRAIGHT FROM CUBA: A WOMAN'S PERSPECTIVE
12-3pm: dnj Gallery: "When did it stop being fun?" exhibition, artist Pamela Mayers-Schoenberg in attendance
4-7pm: TAG Gallery: Opening Reception for artists Vicky Hoffman, Tom Wheeler, & Joe Pinkelman, + Group Show, "In Transit" 5pm: Leslie Sacks Gallery: Opening reception of Minjung Kim
7pm: Venice Symphony Orchestra: Performance at Bergamot Café
8pm: City Garage Theater: "Othello/Desdemona" performance
All Day Events (10am-4pm):
bG Gallery: Matt Elson "Infinity Boxes" on view; Thomas Whittaker Kidd exhibit walk-throughs, free transport portraiture
Building Bridges: Preview Reception with Lucie Foundation and a presentation of International platform artists
FOOD: Bergamot Café and Grilled Cheese food truck and cookies courtesy of Ingo's Tasty Diner/The Misfit
MUSIC: Kathy Leonardo's band to travel on the Expo Line and around Bergamot; the Jazz Trio band in People's Park Robert
Berman Gallery: Preview of Santa Monica Auctions Live Public Art Auction
Richard Heller Gallery: Paco Pomet: New paintings from Granada, Spain
Rose Gallery: Presentation of vintage historic images of cable cars, railroads, and trains
Schomburg Gallery: New York Film Academy exhibition with photographers in attendanceSkidmore Contemporary Art: Artist talks with Bradley Hankey, Mark Allen, Courtney Murphy, Nina Jun, Brighton Smith
TREATS: Frozen Yogurt cart