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Cultural Programs, Events & Tours

 

ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM 
BEACH=CULTURE SERIES 

GALLERY  
MARION DAVIES GUEST HOUSE 

 

BEACH=CULTURE SERIES 

Beach=Culture is an ongoing series of free concerts, lectures, readings and exhibits.
Docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy are available at the Marion Davies Guest House to discuss the site prior to many Beach=Culture events.
Reservations required.       
 

Dance Hall: Cha Cha Cha with the Susie Hansen Latin Band

Susie Hansen Latin Band

Tuesday, October 21, 6:30-9:00pm

The Susie Hansen Latin Band plays great danceable Latin jazz, and for this Dance Hall, they'll devote time to the beloved retro ballroom staple, the Cha Cha Cha. Susie and her band will also play the Salsa, and for fun, mix in a little Cumbia and Merengue, too! As Susie likes to say, “We aim for the feet!”     

6:30-7pm & 8-8:20pm: Cha Cha Lessons
7-8pm & 8:20-9pm: Live music for dancing
More information and reservations >       

 

 

Dance Workshop with CONTRA-TIEMPO member, Isis Avalos

11-4_IsisTuesday, November 4 6:30-7:30pm

CONTRA-TIEMPO teaching artist, Isis Avalos, leads a fun workshop in physical expression and removing self-imposed boundaries.  Get up on your feet and express yourself with this feel-good dance workshop.
More information and reservations > 

 

 

Gallery Opening and Artists Reception: Mental Landscapes   

11-14MentalLandscapesThursday, November 13, 6:00-8:00pm  

Join the artists for an informal gallery walk through this exhibit that explores everyday landscapes around Los Angeles.  Mental Landscapes will be on exhibit through February 22, 2015.  Light reception.
For Gallery hours and information, please click here.
More information and reservations > 

 

 

 

Talk and Performance with Multimedia Artist Miwa Matreyek

Miwa MatreyekTuesday, November 18, 6:30-8:00pm

Experience Matreyeyk's lush and fantastical imagination through works with meld video projection and live performance. Miwa performs This World Made Itself, a short multimedia theater work, followed by a talk abut her process and influences.
More information and reservations >  

 

 

 

Artist in Residence 

In celebration of Marion Davies’ support of artists, and to further the work of artists in all disciplines, the City of Santa Monica created the Annenberg Community Beach House Artist Residency program. Several times a year a local artist works out of an office at the Marion Davies Guest House, sharing their progress with the public both in person and online. Beach House residents blog at http://beachhouseair.blogspot.com.

 
2015 Writer's Residency

Artist Opportunity

The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division seeks proposals from writers of fiction, poetry, plays, and screenplays living in Los Angeles County for the Writer’s Residency Program at the Annenberg Community Beach House. The Writer’s Residency Program offers writers a private office in the historic Marion Davies Guest House for six weeks from Tuesday, January 13 to Tuesday, February 17, 2015  to complete a work-in-progress. Deadline for proposals is 5pm on Thursday, October 23. 

Download the Call for Proposals



 

MARION DAVIES GUEST HOUSE 

Guest House Tours

Learn about the rich history of the Beach House from a Santa Monica Conservancy docent.

Tours are free and last approximately 30 minutes.
No reservations are required.
 

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours:   

The Guest House is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am-2pm*.
Tours begin at 11am, 12pm & 1pm and are limited to 15 guests. 
*Please note, during this season the Guest House hours are subject to change up to one day in advance due to event bookings.
Please view our calendar of public activities for the most updated schedule of Guest House hours or call 310-458-4904 to confirm hours the day before your visit. 

 

 
 

 GALLERY 

On exhibit now through October 26: afterGlow
Glow_2014_augOpen daily 9am-4pm*

To receive this call and for information about other artist opportunities, please click here or visit the Cultural Affairs website and navigate to the “Artist Opportunities” page to join our mailing list.

For more cultural offerings in Santa Monica, visit the Cultural Affairs website.

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