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PICO BLOCK PARTY & ARTISAN MARKETPLACE
|Performance in Santa Monica|
Address: 1639 18th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
Cost: RSVP for Free tickets
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Pico Block Party is back! 18th Street Arts Center’s fourth major Pico Block Party community festival celebrates local Santa Monica artists and artisans. For the very first time, we will feature our brand-new, one-of-a-kind Artisan Marketplace, which will showcase the handmade goods of Santa Monica artists, artisans, chefs, and craftspersons!
The Pico Block Party series grew out of 18th Street Arts Center’s in-depth community outreach programs, including its bilingual neighborhood oral history project. That project spurred the creation of a Neighborhood Advisory Council in 2018, who helped shape the content for this Pico Block Party.
Come sample the creativity in your own backyard, and support local artists in the process!
The free family-friendly artistic festival will feature art-making workshops with
professional artists, performances, open studios with resident artists, exhibitions, food trucks, artisanal local goods, and other creative activities.
- Make puppets and act out short plays with artist Molly Allis
-Create homemade fabric prints using recycled plastic with artist Dahn Gim
- Create relief prints made of food inspired by the culinary cultures of the Pico Neighborhood with Janeen Jackson and Taste of Pico
- Learn how to compost with worms with Santa Monica’s Sustainability Works
- Enjoy artistic activities from a variety of local community groups
Performances (on the main stage):
-Experience Ballet Folklórico and other cultural dance traditions with Cabeza de Vaca Cultural Dance School
- Holla for the original rhymes and beats of the Hoolipack – Pico Youth and Family Center youth MCs
- Learn Earthian Folk Dance with artist and performer DaEun Jung & Friends
- Experience the wild improv and elaborate costumes of artists Beck+Col
Food and Vendors (more tba):
-The Green Truck
- Taco Cartel
- The Big Cheese Truck
- Oaxacan Ice Cream
- Handmade artisanal goods from local artists
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