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Bergamot Station

2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404
310-829-5854
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Ranked #14 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Type: Art Museums, Art Galleries, Malls, Specialty Shops, Shops
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: A mecca for artists and art lovers, this warehouse complex features numerous art galleries, unusual shops and the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
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Santa Monica, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Bergamot Station Arts Center is Santa Monica's art destination. Home to the Santa Monica Museum of Art + nearly 30 art galleries, this place is a great gem. Currently it's a bit remote to get to (access via Michigan Avenue, off of Cloverfield Blvd/ 26th St). The Expo Light Rail Station will have a stop @ Bergamot Station opening in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

If you on foot, as we did, the entrance is 29 paces from Olympic Way, don't walk all the way round. Eclectic mixture of welcoming art galleries, friendly museum and superb café. The City Hall should do more to advertise it.

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Altadena, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
91 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

12.15.2013 Wow! It seemed like all of santa Monica and then some were there for the pre-Xmas open house. The parking lot was full! People were milling about especially at the Gift shop. They have one-of-a-kind whimsical, quirky gifts, some of them even amusing - pricey though. But people are buying - encouraging sign that the economy is recovering? We... More

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I am spoled, having lived in NYC most of my life, but the diversity of art galleries at Bergamot station will provide enjoyment for almost everyone. It is simply a good way to spend time as a tourist or reguar in Santa Monica.

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Orlando, Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

I attended Krampusfest with some friends at Bergamot station in Santa Monica. They really did a great job with this event! There were at least a dozen elaborately costumed Krampii, and many other costumed characters. The event was well-organized, and the art was creepy.

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Santa Monica, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

A collection of art galleries and trendy gift shops all beaufifully arranged give this area a must see designation. There is a trendy small food on the property that is above average. In about two year the new light rail station will be in place connecting to downtown Santa Monica and to downtown Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles, California
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139 reviews 139 reviews
68 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

49% of residents of Santa Monica are involved in the Arts in some form or another. The arts are very much alive in S.M. and the surrounding areas. B.S. was one of the original places to see art and for artists to have a place where their art is supported and given to the public.

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Altadena, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
91 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We time our visits to coincide with several gallery openings to make it worth the drive. Sometimes, you see some really slick, impressive mega-size works, other times uninspiring. Some galleries are by appointment for industry folks only I assume since they are never open to public. I've got several photos to share which should be helpful since nobody else have... More

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Topanga, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

It's a funky little place that has been transformed mostly into artist's ateliers and little boutique style artsy shops. You can visit it just like you were going to an art exhibit or shop for neat gifts ... it's definitely worth checking out if you have a couple of hours of time in Santa Monica or nearby.

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glens, ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

A disused railway station transformed into an art lovers dream. You'll find each little studio has a wealth of information about the artist and their works in just the right amount of space to appreciate it all before moving onto the next. There was an opening event during my afternoon visit and the artist was only too happy to discuss... More

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