How to Get to ARTsea

We encourage you to rideshare or use one of the following ways to get to ARTsea.

Where is ARTsea?

ARTsea takes place at Marina “Mother’s” Beach, 4101 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey.

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Parking

Parking is limited as the event takes over Lots #10 and #11 adjacent to Marina “Mother’s” Beach. Find a spot in one of the many Los Angeles County parking lots around the Marina; carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Click here for a parking map of LA County parking lots in the Marina.

Click here for an interactive Google parking map.

FREE shuttle service will also be offered from several parking lots within the Marina. Shuttle buses will run continuously from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday (May 18), and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday (May 19).

Drop-off and return pickup will take place at 14045 Panay Way, on the east side of Lot #11. Shuttle frequency will vary depending on traffic conditions. 

Click here for a parking shuttle map.

Bike to ARTsea

The most convenient way to get to ARTsea is by bike. With our FREE bike valet, just ride up and we’ll take care of it from there.

From Santa Monica: Take the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail and turn left onto Washington. Turn right onto Via Marina and then pull into the event site at parking Lot 10. Bike Valet is on your left.

From the East: Take Venice Boulevard and turn left on Lincoln Boulevard. From Lincoln heading south, turn right on Washington Boulevard west. From Washington Boulevard west, turn left onto Palawan Way. Turn right onto Admiralty Way and you’ll see the event site on your left.

From the Ballona Creek Bike Path and from Playa Vista: Take the Ballona Creek Bike Path west or the Marvin Braude Coastal Bike Trail north and then proceed on the bike path around the Marina. Turn left onto Palawan Way. Turn right onto Admiralty Way and you’ll see the event site on your left.

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FREE WATER TAXI

The Marina del Rey WaterBus is a water taxi service that will transport ARTsea attendees to/from 6 boarding locations in the Marina, including Marina “Mother’s” Beach for ARTsea. The WaterBus will operate on Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  

Click here to see where you can hop on and off the WaterBus.

THE BEACH SHUTTLE

Service is free! These orange buses run a set loop between Playa Vista and the Venice Pier. The Beach Shuttle runs on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Click here to view map and more info.

THE FREE RIDE

A fleet of five-passenger electric shuttles offer free, on-demand transportation daily from noon to 9 p.m. Just TEXT 323-435-5000 (no calls, please) with your pick-up point, passenger count, and destination. Allow 10-15 minutes for pick-up. Gratuity for the driver is appreciated. Here’s a map – basically, the cars cannot cross Lincoln Boulevard.

RIDESHARE

Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft operate throughout Los Angeles. The designated ARTsea rideshare pick-up/drop-off zone is located along Palawan Way, south of Admiralty Way, across from Parking Lot #9. Look for signs that direct passengers to the designated rideshare zone. Please call your car to a safe location – do not attempt a pick-up or drop-off along any major street.

ARTsea attendees traveling by dockless scooter and electric bikes are encouraged to park in a designated zone by the bike valet on the corner of Admiralty and Via Marina or at the east end of Lot #11 on 14045 Panay Way. Please be respectful of sidewalks and parking lots and avoid leaving your dockless ride in the middle of a walkway. Helmets are encouraged!

Please note scooter and bicycle riding are not allowed within the event area.

PUBLIC TRANSIT BUSES

The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Route 18 travels through Venice from Downtown Santa Monica (Colorado Blvd. and 5th Street; or Civic Center and 4th Street) and would be a great way for Westsiders to get to ARTsea. The Route 18 bus drops off at Via Marina and Admiralty Way — just cross Via Marina and look for the party ahead! bigbluebus.com.

The Culver City Green Bus Line carries riders around several Westside communities. Lines 1 and 7 traverse the Marina’s main throughways. https://www.culvercity.org

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA, or Metro) oversees bus and rail lines in the Greater Los Angeles area. This is a massive network that can generally get you anywhere you need to be in Los Angeles. metro.net.

Expo Line Santa Monica

The Metro Rail Expo Line in Downtown Santa Monica is just 5 miles north of the Marina. A quick taxi ride or Uber trip will get you to the sparkling Marina waters in no time! Click here for a route map.

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