Repair Café

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April 6th, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Camera Obscura Art Lab
1450 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, California 90401
Repair Café

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The Westside Repair Café returns to the Camera to connect folks with broken household items to volunteers who will demonstrate repairs – diverting goods from the landfill and increasing community skills. Bring your small household goods and see if their useful lives can be extended! Please RSVP to give us a sense of how many people to expect but note that repairs are made first come, first served.
Drop off larger items curbside right out front before parking. No gas powered appliances allowed onsite. If you know how to fix something please send email to ourtimebank@gmail.com; they welcome volunteers!
Volunteer-staffed repair tables include:
Appliances/ electrical
Bike repair with Santa Monica Bike Center
Computers/ tech
Furniture/ wooden items
Gardening advice
Garment repair/ sewing
Hair trimming
Misc Repair advice
Special events: Seed exchange with Christy the GardenNerd and Practical 3D Printing with (Santa Monica Library) Librarian Kelly Wortham, others TBA.
Note for bicyclists: the Santa Monica Bike Center’s mechanic will be on hand to help change tires, give advice and do short repairs; for long repairs and from-scratch assembly please patronize your local bike store.
Donations accepted for consumable materials used in repairs. There will also be an informal giveaway table if people have useful items to swap.
Repair Café is presented in conjunction with Our Time Bank (http://ourtimebank.communityforge.net/), Transition Culver City (http://transitionculvercity.org), and the City of Santa Monica’s Resource Recovery Program. (http://facebook.com/santamonicarrr), and is based on the format of Repair Cafe International (http://repaircafe.org).
Camera Obscura Art Lab programs are made possible by Santa Monica Cultural Affairs. smgov.net/arts #ArtSaMo
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Directions: The Camera Obscura Art Lab is at 1450 Ocean Ave on the west side of Ocean just north of Broadway.
By Metro – 4th St. Santa Monica Downtown stop, walk two blocks west to Ocean and 1.5 blocks north from the Pier entrance.
Parking is $6 or less for 3 hours in Parking Structure 6 (2nd between Broadway and Santa Monica), and $5 on weekends at the Civic Auditorium lot just down Main Street at 333 Civic Center Dr. Meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 3 hours. More info: smgov.net/parking.
Buses: visit bigbluebus.com or metro.net for more information.
Bike share lockup just south of us in the park; for personal bikes remember to bring a strong lock.
Presented by the City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs Division: The Cultural Affairs Division supports the arts and the artists of one of the world’s most exciting coastal destinations. A division of the City of Santa Monica’s Community and Cultural Services Department, Cultural Affairs produces, presents and facilitates access to cultural events for residents and millions of annual visitors, helps anchor the diverse creative sector that enriches our cultural and economic base, and promotes Santa Monica as a major cultural destination. This includes managing the City’s extensive collection of public art ranging from murals to interactive installations, with new projects being developed in conjunction with most Santa Monica public works projects, as well as offering four grant programs for Santa Monica-based arts and culture organizations, schools and individual artists. arts.smgov.net #ArtSaMo
Site: Camera Obscura Art Lab: Join the community of makers and movers at the Camera Obscura, 1450 Ocean Ave in Palisades Park. It’s a place to learn salsa moves, enhance your blogging skills, design a font, mix a perfume, tile a mosaic and much more! It all happens at 1450 Ocean Avenue in Palisades Park, steps from the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. This midcentury building houses the iconic Camera Obscura mechanism and offers lovely views of the ocean as well classes, cultural events, and Artist Residencies. After class check out the plethora of local restaurants, or even take a turn on the ferris wheel down on the Pier! smgov.net/1450ocean or check our current list of events.
Visit us at 1450 Ocean Ave at Broadway in Santa Monica & http://smgov.net/camera
Contact camera@smgov.net & 310-458-2239
Classes at http://ow.ly/IehoU
Free events at http://santamonicaculturalaffairs.eventbrite.com
Join our email list at http://smgov.net/artsignup
Tag us at #ArtSaMo

Repair Café