Arena 1 is a not for profit contemporary visual arts organization dedicated to promoting cultural exchange through international curatorial projects. Based in an historic hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, Arena 1 has an exhibition space where younger, newly established as well as internationally known curators will be invited to organize exhibitions representing the most innovative and compelling artists from their countries.

In the Los Angeles area, we have a unique opportunity to address the cultural “trade imbalance” by creating a contemporary arts environment that accentuates the vision of our community as a cultural port. Arena One is committed to importing unique and divergent international viewpoints and exporting innovative and challenging views of American culture.

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