Belmar History + Art January Workshops
Create poetry, perform, share your history and learn about preservation
Belmar History + Art (BH+A) is a civic commemoration project that reveals community history, honors the former Belmar neighborhood at the Civic Center campus, and celebrates African American contributions to Santa Monica’s historical development and cultural life.
Artist April Banks and project historian Dr. Alison Rose Jefferson are conducting research and have begun community engagement to inform the creation of educational and art elements for the new Civic Center Multipurpose Sports Field. Community activities include workshops, discussions, community meals, one-on-one interviews with community members, school visits, oral histories and cultural tours. The work created may also serve as a reference for future social justice projects in Santa Monica. We hope you will join us!