Search Backing santa monica cultural affairs
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs



The Palette--Your Weekly Dose of Art
The Palette is a weekly email, sent each Wednesday, that highlights a handful of art and cultural events happening in Santa Monica every Thursday through Sunday.

Sign Up
Click the following link to go to our signup page: Palette Sign Up  

Submit an Event
Any event submitted will be considered as long as it takes place in Santa Monica, runs between Thursday and Sunday and is cultural/artistic in nature.

Submissions can be made months in advance but must be received no later than Monday at 12pm to be considered for that week’s Palette. All submissions are considered but there is no guarantee that they will be included. Please send all submissions to and include: title of event, date & time, description, website, photo (credits if necessary), contact phone number, cost and address.

Submit an Image
Each week The Palette features a different image of art that reflects Santa Monica in some way. Images of all mediums are accepted. Selected artists will be featured for one to two weeks and will include the title, artist’s name and website. Images must be in a horizontal format (6" wide x 2" tall) and high resolution (300 dpi jpg). Please send one or two images along with the above information (and photo credits if applicable) to There is no deadline, images are accepted year round.

Last updated: 1/9/2018
City of Santa Monica © 2021

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division 1437 4th Street, Suite 310, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | p: 310.458.8350 | f: 310.917.6641 |
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Policy | Contact Us


“Pursuing Green Office Certification”

To assist in the efforts of creating a sustainable city, Cultural Affairs not only recognizes the importance of incorporating the City’s sustainable design in its projects, but also values its role in creating a healthy work environment for staff that supports the City’s sustainability policies and models sustainable best practices for the office place.

Cultural Affairs is continuously working towards implementing sustainable practices that will provide staff with a greener and healthier workplace. We have implemented simple practices such as purchasing supplies that will have less impact on the environment, using less-toxic cleaning products, reducing waste, practicing water efficiency, and promoting green commuting by ride-sharing, walking and providing staff with a Bike@Work bicycle.

 Cultural Affairs' Green Office Certification is modeled after the Santa Monica Green Business Certification Program, a free program that provides sustainability consultation services to businesses that operate in Santa Monica.