How to Get to ARTsea
Parking at Marina Beach will be limited due to closure of Lots 10 and 11 to regular vehicle traffic. 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.Learn More
Parking at Marina Beach is limited for ARTsea, but there are many Los Angeles County Parking throughout the Marina. Click here for a parking map, and note these closures: Lot 11 is temporarily closed for resurfacing; ARTsea vendors will occupy Lot 10. Once you find your spot, catch a ride to Marina Beach in one of the following ways.
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 right 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 or 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. You’ll see the event site on your left after you cross Palawan Way.Learn More
FREE WATER TAXI
The Marina del Rey WaterBus is a water taxi service that will transport ARTsea attendees to/from 8 boarding locations in the Marina, including Marina Beach for ARTsea, for FREE on June 10, noon -10 p.m.! (The regular 2017 season begins Thursday, June 22, and costs $1 per trip.)Learn More
THE BEACH SHUTTLE
Service is free! These orange buses run a set loop between Playa Vista and the Venice Pier between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Look for the round Beach Shuttle signs around town (they share space with most city bus stops). Shuttles arrive about every 30 minutes. Click here for a brochure.
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 companies such as Uber and Lyft operate throughout Los Angeles. There is no specific rideshare pick-up/drop-off zone at ARTsea. Please call your car to a safe location – do not attempt a pick-up or drop-off along any major street. Find a landmark such as a large storefront in a parking lot to help your driver find you.
PUBLIC TRANSIT BUSES
The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Route 3 travels along Lincoln Boulevard and would be a great way for Westsiders to get to ARTsea. There are two Route 3 buses – one is an express, with limited stops, but they both stop at the intersection of Lincoln and Washington. It’d be a 1.5 mile walk from there to Marina Beach, so connect with the Culver City Bus Line 1 westbound and ride to the stop at Ocean. Cross Washington to Admiralty Way and look for the party! Alternately, The Free Ride (see above) can pick visitors up on Washington Boulevard (but not Lincoln) – meet at a visible landmark, such as Firestone Walker or Walgreens. bigbluebus.com.
The Culver City Green Bus Line carries riders around several Westside communities. Lines 7 and 1 traverse the Marina’s main throughways. culvercitybus.com.
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!