Its just one county over, but Los Angeles seems a world away. With the quirky headshop-lined Venice boardwalk and the majesty of the Santa Monica Pier, whose Ferris Wheel nods to a time when a day at the beach wasnt just about getting an even tan and showing off the silicone youve had surgically implanted. Curated by Jeffrey Crussell with the help of Pamela Grau, OCCCAs new exhibit Santa Monica: The Art of Summer allows locals to transport themselves to la-la land and see what the season holds through the inspiration of 50 magnificent pieces of work from just as many artists.
Thursdays-Sundays, noon. Starts: May 6. Continues through Sept. 25, 2010