Santa Monica stands alongside other West LA cities as having a special blend of creative culture and beach vibes. To tap into the local arts scene after a day sunbathing or hiking, check out this list of the best art galleries in Santa Monica.

Bergamot Station

Bergamot Station is a can’t-miss destination for art lovers visiting Santa Monica. The shared space is home to a number of private art galleries, and is styled like an open campus for the creatively inclined. Come here to peruse the works of local creators, and keep an eye out for openings and other events.

Bergamot Station. 2525 Michigan Ave.


HaleARTS is a local gift and art gallery that specializes in accessible art from local, up-and-coming artists. It’s also a place where you can shop for a number of design accessories including hand-embroidered pillows, office name plates, graphite objects and more.

haleARTS Space. 395 Santa Monica Place.

Ten Women Gallery

For over a quarter century, this all-female artist co-op has been a show space for some of the most talented local artists around. In a brand new space, Ten Women Gallery showcases a wide variety of creations including jewelry, sculpture, clothes, paintings, and photography.

Ten Women Gallery. 1128 Montana Ave.

SMC’s Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery

The Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery is one of the most well curated and sophisticatedly designed creative spaces in Santa Monica. A destination where you can enjoy exhibits, opening receptions, and gallery talks for free, the gallery finds museum-quality work on a regular basis.

SMC’s Pete and Susan Barrett Art Gallery. 1310 11th St.

Adamm’s Stained Glass & Art Gallery

This jewelry shop and art gallery is unique in its focus on stained-glass creations. For any fans of this beautiful and timeless medium, you can come here to peruse a wide variety of jewelry, sculptures, and home accessories.

Adamm’s Stained Glass & Art Gallery.1426 4th St.

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