Great Escape: Next Stop? Bergamot Station

Haven't yet taken a detour here? You've been missing out.

If you’ve driven by the signs for but never actually stopped by, you've been missing out on one of the finest art complexes in L.A.

With more than 10 contemporary-art galleries, , a chic frame store—not to mention , which offers a wide variety of —this place has a bit of everything for an artistic outing!

There are more than a dozen featured exhibits right now, including a bunch that will end in the coming weeks: paintings by Alan Wayne (through Mar. 12); 's "Bar Notes" (Mar. 12); "Environmental Memory Part II - Taking Flight" (Mar. 12); and "New Paintings" by David Kapp (Mar. 12).

Bring your older kids or send them over to a friend's house to play. Ship off the little ones to the grandparents' for an afternoon of cookies (organic, of course) while you enjoy stunning works of art and delectable food.

Want to go but don’t have a sitter? Check out BabySitterSantaMonica.com!

Bergamot Station Arts Center hours: Tue - Fri, 10am - 6pm; Sat, 11am - 5:30pm; Sun, Mon, closed

SMMOA hours: Tue - Fri, 11am - 6pm; Sat, 11am - 8pm; Sun - Mon, closed

Bergamot Café hours: Mon, 9am - 4pm; Tue - Fri, 9am - 5pm; Sat, 10am - 5pm; Sun, closed

Joanne Leavitt March 01, 2011 at 06:45 AM
This is a lovely resource for our city that is almost impossible to reach by public transportation. A real problem for a city that claims to support alternative transportation AND the arts.
Catherine Myman-Kaplan April 18, 2011 at 07:20 PM
Hi Joanne! Very interesting point about Bergamot Station's accessibility. Thanks for taking the time to comment! Catherine


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