Born in 2007, the Almost Holden Collective began to build its international network of artists from New York City’s Lower East Side. We produced multi-media works in Havana, Berlin, West Africa, San Francisco, Boulder, Santa Barbara, LA, NYC and three well-documented cross-country trecks through the Northern, Central, and Southern USA.
Moving from our modest studios on the East River, AHC is beginning a new adventure in California’s greatest beach town: Santa Monica.We are a studio/gallery space equipped with all the tools to print, package, record, display, screen, and showcase all mediums ranging from traditional photo, film, music, live performance, as well as retail & video installation.
Our goal is to cultivate a true West Side arts community by bringing together the talents already stationed in the Santa Monica/Venice/Culver City area and collaborating across mediums to exercise/define the true voice of west LA. Were a natural place for local artist’s to collaborate in fine art production as well as audio/visual productions of any genre on a more accessible scale. We believe in populist art and the opportunity for all artists to have the professional space and freedom they need to present their works how they want to — and with our 50 foot glass storefront on the highly trafficked street, merchandise/retail area and online infrastructure, exposure will not be a problem.