This lively and continually evolving arts complex, anchored by the Santa Monica Museum of Art, houses more than 40 galleries, nearly double the number it had in 2012. The art center, whose site was a station of the old Red Car trolley station until 1953, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014. The wide variety of styles and media include some mediocre and even dreadful art, but also some brilliant and innovative work. The Rosamund Felsen Gallery ([tel] 310/828-8488) is known for its shows of local contemporary artists and is a good place to tap into the latest trends, while the Gallery of Functional Art ([tel] 310/829-6990) displays one-of-a-kind and limited-edition furniture, lighting, fixtures, as well as jewelry, flatware, ceramics, and other smaller items. Even if you’re not in the market for art, it’s a fine way to spend a day. The Bergamot Cafe turns out tasty breakfasts, sandwiches and salads, and the museum’s Gracie shop has great gift items. Most galleries are closed Monday.