Buy Local SM Artist Storefront Improvement Project

The Buy Local SM Artists + Storefront Improvement Pilot Project was launched in 2012 by the Buy Local SM Committee in partnership with our four business improvement districts (Downtown SM, Main St, Montana Ave + Pico Blvd).  The pilot program pairs Santa Monica-based artists with local businesses to create temporary art installations that enhance show windows, storefronts and/or commercial facades in each of our commercial districts. 

This photo gallery shows the results of the Buy Local SM Artist Storefront Improvement Pilot Project (2012-14). Each one helps to demonstrate the power of matching an artist with a local business.  Big changes can happen with shoestring budgets ($500-$1,500) that are re-invested back in our community.  Enjoy!