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Side Street Projects

Side Street Projects is a community-based, nonprofit arts organization dedicated to helping artists produce and exhibit their work. Located in the Eighteenth Street Arts Complex in Santa Monica, Side Street Projects pro--vides and maintains a fully equipped workshop where local artists can have their pieces fabricated at reasonable rates or do the work themselves. Also available are a gallery for displaying artists' projects and installations and a workroom that can be rented for artists' workshops, lectures, or rehearsals. Side Street Projects is a place where artists really work, and it is alone in providing affordable support services to the local arts community. The organization's collections include catalogs, announcements, newsletters, and slides documenting all exhibits and projects. Side Street Projects also archives past exhibitions of local artists and maintains a Web site featuring local artists.

First Street Gallery Art Center

First Street Gallery/Art Center is founded on the proposition that human potential for creativity and artistic expression is not limited by physical or developmental disabilities. The gallery presents new exhibitions year-round of artwork produced at the center, and artists receive 60 percent of proceeds from sale of their work. First Street's collection includes art in a variety of mediums by adult artists with developmental disabilities.