Buy Local EXPO 2011 & Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk

This is an action packed weekend coming up.  This Saturday, March 19th the city has some local events planned aimed at highlighting the local community and its merchants.
When you ride a bike supporting your local community is second nature.  That’s just what we do.  Here is what Santa Monica is doing to promote this concept.  Add bikes in the mix and the sky is the limit…..
The LA Marathon arrives Sunday, but Saturday proves to be full of fun and excitement here in town as well.

Buy Local EXPO 2011

Location:  Third Street Promenade + participating businesses across Santa Monica!

Time:  11am  – 4 pm (Expo @ 3rd St) with live music + sidewalk sale festivities going on until up to 9 p.m.

The Buy Local Expo on Saturday, March 19 at the 3rd Street Promenade is a free community event dedicated to showcasing local businesses and the importance of buying local.  The day includes vendors, live music and performances, children’s activities, the famous SM Farmers Market and a “Get Caught With Your Receipt Showing” raffle competition with chance to win a shopping spree at SM Place and other great prizes from local businesses.

In addition, Main Street, Montana Avenue, Pico Boulevard, SM Airport and Downtown Santa Monica districts will be having special festivities to celebrate Santa Monica’s first official “Buy Local Day“  (March 19th!), including:

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. –10 blocks of live music, fun events, trunk shows + sales and a Buy Local Art Contest of kids at Montana Avenue.
  • 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Sidewalk sale + live music @ participating businesses on Main St.
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.–Sidewalk sale at participating businesses on Pico Blvd and throughout Downtown Santa Monica.
  • 12 noon to 5 p.m.–SM Airport Art Walk

For more info on the EXPO, click here.

To check out the great local business discounts currently available, please visit Proceeds from the Buy Local sales will be donated to the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation in support of local schools.


Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk

Location:  Participating art sudios + businesses at SM Airport (2800 – 3050 Airport Avenue)

12-5 p.m.

More than 60 local artists and performers will have their private studios and works on view at the fifth annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk, including Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program and Ceramic Arts and the Ruskin Group Theatre. The airport arts community is a unique, cultural resource located in one of L.A. County’s oldest operating airfields. Painting, sculpture, ceramics, and mixed media will be represented. Throughout the day there will be firing demonstrations of Raku Japanese pottery, highlights from the Ruskin Group Theatre’s popular monthly offering L.A. Café Plays, theater and art workshops for kids, live music and food from local restaurants and food trucks.

Organized by the City of Santa Monica in partnership with SM Airport Artist Studios, Ruskin Theatre Group, SM Art Studios, Arena 1 Gallery and Santa Monica College.

For more info:  click here.



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