Cultural Programs, Events & Tours
ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM
MARION DAVIES GUEST HOUSE
Beach=Culture is an ongoing series of free concerts, lectures, readings and exhibits. Beach=Culture events take place mostly on Tuesdays in the summer and Mondays in the winter. Docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy are available at the Marion Davies Guest House to discuss the site prior to most Beach=Culture events. Reservations required. Beach=Culture Reservations >
Innovative Design in the Post-Carbon City, a Conversation with Eric Corey Freed & Thom Mayne
Tuesday, September 23, 6:30pm-8pm
Beach=Culture partners with the City of Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability and Environment to present a conversation with Architects Eric Corey Freed and Thom Mayne moderated by Joel Cesare, City of Santa Monica Sustainable Building Advisor, covering topics in sustainability in architectural design.
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Red Hen Press: Genevieve Kaplan, Jessica Piazza, Leia Penina Wilson, Mary Johnson
Tuesday, October 14, 6:30pm-8pm
The three authors reading tonight are all recipients of the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s (AROHO)To The Lighthouse Poetry Prize, which honors the diversity and unique voices of women Red Hen Press strives to champion.
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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
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 between Tuesday, January 13 and Tuesday, February 17, 2015 to complete a work-in-progress. Download the Call for Proposals here. Deadline to apply is Thursday, October 23 by 5:00pm.
Learn about the rich history of the Beach House from a Santa Monica Conservancy docent. Tours are free, last approximately 30 minutes, and no reservations are required.
The Guest House will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am-2pm. Tours begin at 11am, 12pm & 1pm.
Tours 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 or instances of inclement weather. 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.
On exhibit now through October 26, "afterGlow" featuring photographs from the City of Santa Monica's three GLOW festivals.
"afterGlow celebrates Glow's ephemeral nature coupled with its dependence upon light to define and make present the commissioned artworks. Since the first Glow in 2008, the fleeting nature of the event and its night-time setting offer especially tantalizing opportunities for photographers. afterGlow is a small portrait of the range of expressions prompted by Glow."
-Marc Pally, Glow Artistic Director
As part of the City’s ongoing commitment to provide cultural programming, a rotating exhibition program has been created to showcase the work of local artists, artist groups, photographers and curators—both emerging and established. Exhibitions are programmed a year in advance through an open call for group exhibitions issued each year in May.
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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