Save Bergamot Station Arts Center from Overdevelopment
  • Petitioning Ted Winterer

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Santa Monica City Council
Ted Winterer
Santa Monica City Council
Gleam Davis
Santa Monica City Council
Robert Holbrook
Santa Monica City Council
Terry O'Day
Santa Monica City Council
Tony Vazquez
Santa Monica City Council
Pam O'Connor
Santa Monica City Council and Arts Commission
Kevin McKeown

Save Bergamot Station Arts Center from Overdevelopment

    1. Petition by

      BSGCA

Bergamot Station Arts Center, the hub of L.A.'s thriving art scene, opened in 1994 with eighteen art galleries, eight architecture and design firms, a café and artist studios. Today, the site is home to the largest concentration of galleries in the western United States, an auction house, highly regarded non-profit organizations, a museum, a theater, and a writing institution now in its 25th year.

As we prepare to celebrate our 20th year this September, it is our aim to protect what has taken decades to establish and to preserve one of Santa Monica’s greatest cultural resources. If the City of Santa Monica proceeds with
 development plans as they currently exist, Bergamot Station will be destroyed. In serious jeopardy are dozens of business owners, hundreds of employees, and an endless number of artists and their families whose livelihoods depend on art galleries. 

We need your support in our effort to save Bergamot Station from overdevelopment. We do not want another shopping mall to replace this unique and historic complex, which has thrived against all odds for two decades while providing exceptional 
arts programming and community service. We, as over 40 art galleries and cultural businesses, respectfully cannot support Santa Monica's current RFP (Request for Proposals) and plan for re-development. It threatens the heart and soul of Bergamot Station as we know it. 

Please help us preserve our beloved community of galleries and arts related businesses by signing this petition to request that City of Santa Monica Officials cease plans for redevelopment until the survival of the core tenants of Bergamot Station is ensured and to let them know we want to preserve this important Santa Monica landmark for generations to come.

Thank You,

Bergamot Station Gallery Cultural Association

To:
Ted Winterer, Santa Monica City Council
Gleam Davis, Santa Monica City Council
Robert Holbrook, Santa Monica City Council
Terry O'Day, Santa Monica City Council
Tony Vazquez, Santa Monica City Council
Pam O'Connor, Santa Monica City Council
Santa Monica City Council and Arts Commission
Kevin McKeown
The residents of the City of Santa Monica and friends worldwide want you to know that we support the preservation of the largest art gallery complex on the West Coast, Bergamot Station Arts Center. We will not permit this landmark to be destroyed by overdevelopment.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Holly Ackenhausen SANTA MONICA, CA
      • 2 days ago

      We don't need more development in Santa Monica!!!! This is right in my neighborhood!

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    • MARY MASK STURGIS, MS
      • 3 days ago

      TO SAVE ANOTHER GREAT LANDMARK!!!!!!

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    • Marisol Segal VAN NUYS, CA
      • 3 days ago

      I grew up in LA and remember Bergamot Station well. It's an important destination that should be preserved and appreciated for the work it has done for the art community over the years.

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    • Richard bloom NORTHRIDGE, CA
      • 4 days ago

      Fear no art!

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    • Madoka Hamlin SANTA MONICA, CA
      • 15 days ago

      I'm an art student, and a mom of an elementary schooler. This is the BEST place to hang out in Santa Monica. The BEST place to take our children. We don't need any more new condos or shopping mall. Santa Monica should be the City where is a place for the Santa Monica residents. Not for the tourists.

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