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Visit the Santa Monica Airport

Check out events on the Santa Monica Airport Report    

 Click Here for Directions to the Airport
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Antiques, Art Studios, Theater, Events, Public View Decks, Museum, Parks, Gardens, Restaurants & Education

Scroll down to see all the exciting things happening at the Santa Monica Airport.  

 

Antique Mart, Art Studios, Theater

The Santa Monica Outdoor Antique Market is held on the first & fourth Sunday of each month from 8am to 3pm on the parking lots between 3100 and 3026 Airport Ave.

Santa Monica Art Studios and Arena1Gallery. Under a soaring roofline is a vibrant community of artists and exhibition spaces that fill 22,000 square feet of this historic airplane hangar.

The Ruskin Theatre Group, a 49 seat theater space offers critically acclaimed performances, professional stage training and community arts' outreach programs.

 Art gallery exhibit   Antique Mart for web   
 

Distinctive Events

 The public is encouraged to attend the many events held at the Santa Monica Airport. The LA Arts Show, Macy's/American Express Passport Fundraiser, Dream Halloween & PAL Halloween Parties, Devine Design (Project Angel Food,) and The LA Antique Show are just a few of the distinctive events held at the ultra-hip Barker Hanger.

Don't miss Fly-ins, the Women 99's Air Race, Jazz Concerts, and the Annual Airport Santa Monica Airport Open House. If you have a school or civic group that would like a tour of the airport, contact us at (310) 458-8591 or send us an email.

 2012 Logo OH 180pxW   Barker event   

Public View Decks

The Airport has two free and easily accessible viewing areas where the public is invited to watch aircraft activity. The Runway View Deck and the Public Sky-deck are located on the east and west ends of the Airport Administration Building, at 3223 Donald Douglas Loop South. Both areas are excellent spots to watch airplanes, take photographs, listen to the air and ground activity from the control tower, which is broadcast in the background.

Enjoy a picnic on the view deck or in the green area in front of the Airport Administration building. Public viewing is encouraged between dawn and dusk, 365 days a year. For a different angle, head over to Clover Park at the corner of 25th Street and Ocean Park Boulevard - where there is a viewing area with a telescope focused on the runway.

 public view deck   

 Museum of Flying

The Museum of Flying provides displays and interpretive exhibits on the history of flight and the development and growth of the aviation and aerospace industry in Southern California. Based on our heritage, the Museum places heavy emphasis on the Douglas Aircraft Company and the history of the Santa Monica Airport. The museum has a popular hands-on interactive and education center for children.

3100 Airport Avenue.

 Museum of Flying interior   

Airport Park

Soccer field, play and tot areas, picnic areas, BBQs, walking loop and dog park.

Airport Ave. & Donald Douglas Loop South

 

 Airport Park  Airport Park Play Area    

DC-3 Monument with Donald Douglas Statue

Airport Avenue and Donald Douglas Loop South

 DC 3 for web 
 
 
 

Airport Avenue Demonstration Gardens

 The Airport Avenue Demonstration Gardens are a collection of three distinct sustainable landscapes that provide everything you need for your own home landscape. The garden designs feature an eco-friendly lawn alternative, a vegetable garden, a private outdoorsanctuary. (Photo Credit: Amy Williams Photography) 

  Demo Garden 3  Demo Garden 1   
 

Restaurants

Typhoon featuring Pan Asian cuisine and Jazz Evenings  3223 Donald Douglas Loop South

 Spitfire Grill  featuring aviation decor and outdoor dining 3300 Donald Douglas Loop South
 

 Typhoon for web site  Spitfire for web   

 Santa Monica College Arts Campus 
  

Arts Studios and Ceramics Center.

2800 Airport Avenue

 SMC entrance sign   ceramic studio 
Last updated: 4/2/2013
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