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  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/1/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/1/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Open Worksession with Echo Park Film Center

    Starts: 12/1/2018 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/1/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Cost: Free!

    Session Dates: Fridays & Saturdays, 11/24, 11/30, 12/1, 12/7, 12/8, 12/14, 12/15, 12/21 and 12/22.

    In honor of the 120th anniversary of the Santa Monica Camera Obscura, Echo Park Film Center's nineteen-member cooperative is creating a film that celebrates the beloved optical device. Titled 'I'll Be Your Mirror,' it's a poetic documentary that utilizes analog film tools and animation techniques along with archival imagery and first-person accounts. Drop by during EPFC's work sessions to see how the project is progressing and help out with filming, animation, voice overs, soundtracks and more. No experience necessary - free cinematic fun for everyone!
  • Cinematic Stocking Stuffers with Echo Park Film Center

    Starts: 12/1/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Ends: 12/1/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Saturday 12/1, 12pm-4pm
    Cost: FREE!

    Drop by during Repair Cafe as Echo Park Film Center members teach how to make flipbooks, thaumatropes, viewmaster reels and kaleidoscopes as part of their monthlong project, "I'll be Your Mirror," at the Camera Obscura. Workshop Facilitators: Emett Casey, Paolo Davanzo, Lisa Marr, Shauna McGarry, Beaux Mingus and Gina Napolitan.
  • Repair Cafe

    Starts: 12/1/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Ends: 12/1/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Saturday 12/1, 12pm-4pm
    Cost: FREE!

    The Westside Repair Café returns to the Camera to connect the public those with broken household items with volunteers that demonstrate how to fix them - diverting goods from the landfill and increasing community skills. A partnership of Santa Monica Resource Recovery and Recycling, Our Time Bank and Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, the annual event is a popular opportunity to learn more about fixing appliances, bicyles, furniture, garments and more! If you have skills to share and want to get involved email ourtimebank@gmail.com.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/2/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/2/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz

    Starts: 12/2/2018 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/2/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Sundays 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9 & 12/16.
    Series: $100.00 + $60 cash material fee, $35 cash drop-in (please bring exact change!)

    Join watercolorist and urban sketcher Timothy Kitz in a 6-week immersive watercolor course, open to all levels and drop-ins welcome. Timothy will share tips about both medium and technique while going through weekly demo exercises to hone your compositional vision, principles of color values, color mixing and brush work. The gorgeous views framed by the Art Lab?s picture windows overlooking the ocean will provide ongoing inspiration.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/3/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/3/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/4/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/4/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/5/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/5/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/6/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/6/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/7/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/7/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Open Worksession with Echo Park Film Center

    Starts: 12/7/2018 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Cost: Free!

    Session Dates: Fridays & Saturdays, 11/24, 11/30, 12/1, 12/7, 12/8, 12/14, 12/15, 12/21 and 12/22.

    In honor of the 120th anniversary of the Santa Monica Camera Obscura, Echo Park Film Center's nineteen-member cooperative is creating a film that celebrates the beloved optical device. Titled 'I'll Be Your Mirror,' it's a poetic documentary that utilizes analog film tools and animation techniques along with archival imagery and first-person accounts. Drop by during EPFC's work sessions to see how the project is progressing and help out with filming, animation, voice overs, soundtracks and more. No experience necessary - free cinematic fun for everyone!
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/8/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/8/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Open Worksession with Echo Park Film Center

    Starts: 12/8/2018 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/8/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Cost: Free!

    Session Dates: Fridays & Saturdays, 11/24, 11/30, 12/1, 12/7, 12/8, 12/14, 12/15, 12/21 and 12/22.

    In honor of the 120th anniversary of the Santa Monica Camera Obscura, Echo Park Film Center's nineteen-member cooperative is creating a film that celebrates the beloved optical device. Titled 'I'll Be Your Mirror,' it's a poetic documentary that utilizes analog film tools and animation techniques along with archival imagery and first-person accounts. Drop by during EPFC's work sessions to see how the project is progressing and help out with filming, animation, voice overs, soundtracks and more. No experience necessary - free cinematic fun for everyone!
  • Cyanotype Workshop with Echo Park Film Center

    Starts: 12/8/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/8/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Celebrate the 17th anniversary of Echo Park Film Center with members by learning the lovely art of cyanotype printmaking. Use sun and shadow to watch your images bloom before your very eyes! Cyanotype is a monochromatic contact process that produces beautiful blue and white images. We?ll learn how to make our own simple cyanotype solution and apply it to fabric and paper before adding found objects and sunlight to create unique pieces of art. Workshop Facilitators: Dicky Bahto, Chloe Reyes and Penelope Uribe-Abee.
  • Frau Fiber's Sewing Rebellion + Craft Lounge

    Starts: 12/8/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/8/2018 2:00:00 PM

    Frau Fiber brings her nationwide project, Sewing Rebellion, to the Camera on the second Saturday of the month concurrent to our monthly Craft Lounge. Catch Frau Fiber's regiment of Faux Fraus leading sewing, altering and repurposing projects each month. Sewing machines and sewing tips included. December's Sewing Rebellion project is addressing the "problem of the t-shirt." The US sells so many t-shirts, many of them made in unethical conditions. Most of us have more t-shirts than we know what to do with. This month the project is creating wrap dresses from discarded t-shirts - bring your unneeded tops to remake. 
  • Make Your Own Camera Obscura with Echo Park Film Center

    Starts: 12/8/2018 1:00:00 PM
    Ends: 12/8/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Saturday, 12/8 1pm - 4pm
    Cost: $5

    Take home your own unique little box of wonder after this hands-on workshop utilizing a few simple components and an ancient discovery. Workshop Facilitators: Brenda Contreras, Beaux Mingus, Gina Napolitian and Nicole Ucedo.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/9/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/9/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz

    Starts: 12/9/2018 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/9/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Sundays 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9 & 12/16.
    Series: $100.00 + $60 cash material fee, $35 cash drop-in (please bring exact change!)

    Join watercolorist and urban sketcher Timothy Kitz in a 6-week immersive watercolor course, open to all levels and drop-ins welcome. Timothy will share tips about both medium and technique while going through weekly demo exercises to hone your compositional vision, principles of color values, color mixing and brush work. The gorgeous views framed by the Art Lab?s picture windows overlooking the ocean will provide ongoing inspiration.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/10/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/10/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/11/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/11/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Reading/concert/live painting - Catherine Coan and Friends

    Starts: 12/11/2018 6:30:00 PM
    Ends: 12/11/2018 8:00:00 PM

    Beach House Writer-in-Residence Catherine Coan?s culminating event features a reading from her new collection of poetry, accompanied by live painting from Bert Esenherz and music by Stephen Rowe and the Lonely Loners.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/12/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/12/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Aero Screening Event - Climate Warriors

    Starts: 12/12/2018 7:00:00 PM
    Ends: 12/12/2018 9:45:00 PM

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-warriors-film-screening-registration-51683520802
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/13/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/13/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/14/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/14/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Open Worksession with Echo Park Film Center

    Starts: 12/14/2018 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Cost: Free!

    Session Dates: Fridays & Saturdays, 11/24, 11/30, 12/1, 12/7, 12/8, 12/14, 12/15, 12/21 and 12/22.

    In honor of the 120th anniversary of the Santa Monica Camera Obscura, Echo Park Film Center's nineteen-member cooperative is creating a film that celebrates the beloved optical device. Titled 'I'll Be Your Mirror,' it's a poetic documentary that utilizes analog film tools and animation techniques along with archival imagery and first-person accounts. Drop by during EPFC's work sessions to see how the project is progressing and help out with filming, animation, voice overs, soundtracks and more. No experience necessary - free cinematic fun for everyone!
  • Gallery CLOSED

    Starts: 12/15/2018 12:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

    The Gallery will be closed all day for a private event.
  • Open Worksession with Echo Park Film Center

    Starts: 12/15/2018 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/15/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Cost: Free!

    Session Dates: Fridays & Saturdays, 11/24, 11/30, 12/1, 12/7, 12/8, 12/14, 12/15, 12/21 and 12/22.

    In honor of the 120th anniversary of the Santa Monica Camera Obscura, Echo Park Film Center's nineteen-member cooperative is creating a film that celebrates the beloved optical device. Titled 'I'll Be Your Mirror,' it's a poetic documentary that utilizes analog film tools and animation techniques along with archival imagery and first-person accounts. Drop by during EPFC's work sessions to see how the project is progressing and help out with filming, animation, voice overs, soundtracks and more. No experience necessary - free cinematic fun for everyone!
  • Super 8 and Eco-processing with Echo Park Film Center

    Starts: 12/15/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Ends: 12/15/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Saturday, 12/15 12pm - 4pm
    Cost: $5

    Using the classic home-movie camera, participants will explore the history, application and tender sophistication of small format filmmaking. After capturing some Super 8 images on a stroll around Pacific Palisades Park, we?ll return to the Camera Obscura Arts Lab to process our film using a developer we?ll make from organic ingredients such as instant coffee, local flowers and seaweed! Stick around after for a brief screening of two Echo Park Film Center ?City Symphonies.? Workshop Facilitators: Andrew Kim, Nicole Ucedo and Penelope Uribe-Abee.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/16/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/16/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • A Watercolor Journey with Timothy Kitz

    Starts: 12/16/2018 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/16/2018 1:00:00 PM

    Sundays 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9 & 12/16.
    Series: $100.00 + $60 cash material fee, $35 cash drop-in (please bring exact change!)

    Join watercolorist and urban sketcher Timothy Kitz in a 6-week immersive watercolor course, open to all levels and drop-ins welcome. Timothy will share tips about both medium and technique while going through weekly demo exercises to hone your compositional vision, principles of color values, color mixing and brush work. The gorgeous views framed by the Art Lab?s picture windows overlooking the ocean will provide ongoing inspiration.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/17/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/17/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/18/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/18/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/19/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/19/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/20/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/20/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/21/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/21/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Open Worksession with Echo Park Film Center

    Starts: 12/21/2018 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/21/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Cost: Free!

    Session Dates: Fridays & Saturdays, 11/24, 11/30, 12/1, 12/7, 12/8, 12/14, 12/15, 12/21 and 12/22.

    In honor of the 120th anniversary of the Santa Monica Camera Obscura, Echo Park Film Center's nineteen-member cooperative is creating a film that celebrates the beloved optical device. Titled 'I'll Be Your Mirror,' it's a poetic documentary that utilizes analog film tools and animation techniques along with archival imagery and first-person accounts. Drop by during EPFC's work sessions to see how the project is progressing and help out with filming, animation, voice overs, soundtracks and more. No experience necessary - free cinematic fun for everyone!
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/22/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/22/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Open Worksession with Echo Park Film Center

    Starts: 12/22/2018 10:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/22/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Cost: Free!

    Session Dates: Fridays & Saturdays, 11/24, 11/30, 12/1, 12/7, 12/8, 12/14, 12/15, 12/21 and 12/22.

    In honor of the 120th anniversary of the Santa Monica Camera Obscura, Echo Park Film Center's nineteen-member cooperative is creating a film that celebrates the beloved optical device. Titled 'I'll Be Your Mirror,' it's a poetic documentary that utilizes analog film tools and animation techniques along with archival imagery and first-person accounts. Drop by during EPFC's work sessions to see how the project is progressing and help out with filming, animation, voice overs, soundtracks and more. No experience necessary - free cinematic fun for everyone!
  • Home Movie Day with Echo Park Film Center

    Starts: 12/22/2018 12:00:00 PM
    Ends: 12/22/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Saturday, 12/22 12pm - 4pm
    Cost:Free!

    Bring in your home movies for an afternoon stroll down memory lane! 16mm, 8mm and Super 8 films, VHS and mini-DV tapes, DVDs? we?ll screen them, talk about them and share tips on how to store and preserve your precious family history. Have questions about your analog or digital cameras and projectors? Bring those in too and we?ll help demystify the process! Also showing will be Free Time & Sunshine: Home Movies In Southern California, a documentary film created by the Echo Park Film Center Youth Class. Workshop Facilitators: Brenda Contreras, Shauna McGarry and Cosmo Segurson.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/23/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/23/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - noon

    Starts: 12/24/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/24/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - noon.
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/26/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/26/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/27/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/27/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/28/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/28/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/29/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/29/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - 4pm

    Starts: 12/30/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/30/2018 4:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - 4pm
  • Gallery OPEN 9am - noon

    Starts: 12/31/2018 9:00:00 AM
    Ends: 12/31/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Gallery hours 9am - noon.
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“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.