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!
ELR Cafe Inc (Rawvolution), 2301 Main Street featuring DMZL. Santa Monica artist Jade Fusco (DMZL) is based at the Santa Monica Airport Art Studios. www.thedmzl.com
Downtown Parking Structure No.6 @ 1431 2nd Street featuring Santa Monica artist, photographer and resident Paula Goldman, www.PaulaGoldman.com
Vidiots, 302 Pico Blvd featuring Santa Monica artist, colorist and resident Joe Nicolleti, Chameleon Paintworks Inc www.paintworks.us. (Also pictured in this folder: Acapillow Home Furnishings, 3018 Pico Blvd featuring Santa Monica artist, inventor, fabricator Steve Craig: www.stevexcraig.com