The Barker Hangar
3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405 USA
The historic Barker Hangar is a known event venue at the Santa Monica Air Center, West Los Angeles’ premier airport for private aviation. The 35,000 square foot hangar boasts an additional 97,000 square feet of exterior areas, imbuing the fair with a palpable sense of space so native to Southern California. In creative collaboration with architects Frederick Fisher and Partners, Art Platform 2012 boasted a distinctly Southern Californian layout that utilized an abundance of natural light and open air to dramatically change the space of the well-known event venue. Art Platform will once again partner with Frederick Fisher and Partners in 2013 to develop yet another exciting, dynamic transformation of the Barker Hangar that makes a both beautiful and effective environment for viewing art.
The Barker Hangar is conveniently located two miles from the I-10 and I-45 freeways, and just minutes from world-renowned art institutions such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art and The Broad Art Foundation. The venue is easily accessible from LAX Airport and is surrounded by cultural landmarks such as the Pacific Coast Highway, Bergamot Station & Galleries, the Santa Monica Pier, and 3rd Street Promenade. Santa Monica neighbors the cities of Beverly Hills, Century City, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, West Hollywood, Westwood, Culver City and Marina Del Rey, homes to the region’s most active collectors and galleries.