Welcome to PIO
  1. The PIO is committed to promote business and commerce within the Santa Monica Pico Blvd Business Improvement area.
  2. The PIO is committed to promote goodwill between the business community and the residential areas immediately adjacent to the Boulevard.
Contact Info

3019 Pico Blvd #4
Santa Monica, CA 90405


Monthly Board Meeting

The PIO Board of Directors meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at Virginia Avenue Park. Click to view the meeting agenda, click here.

PIO BYLAWS click here

Our Partners

The Pico Boulevard district in the City of Santa Monica contains a growing number of attractions, businesses, art galleries, one-of-a-kind clothing boutiques, coffee shops, and more. A zone of small clubs, cafés, Trader Joe's, and the critically acclaimed restaurants Upper West, Valentino, and Lares are found along the Eastern sector of the boulevard; while Vidiots, Bowlmor Santa Monica Bowling Lanes, Shutters on the Beach, Casa del Mar and the Viceroy hotels mark Pico's western terminus.

Major landmarks include the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, McCabe's Guitar Shop, the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, Virginia Avenue Park, Santa Monica College and Santa Monica High School. 


Opening Reception for Artist Stephanie Trachtenberg: Sunday, July 20th 4-7pm

Join us on July 20th for the opening reception of artist Stephanie Trachtenberg. The reception will be held at Upper West on Pico Blvd. For more details, contact The Beach Vault at (310) 899-4422. Come show your support for Pico and local artists!


4th of July Parade - PIO Supports Santa Monica Youth Orchestra

Pico Improvement Organization sponsored the Santa Monica youth orchestra with two trucks in the Fourth of July parade this year. We are proud of your performance!

For more photos of the event check out our gallery.

Art and Frame Clearance Sale: June 28-30th, 10am-6pm

Come visit Blue 7 Gallery for original paintings, photos, frames, posters, and much more!
This weekend only, get 50% off your first custom frame and 30% off a second frame.
Clearance sale runs from June 28th-30th at 10am-6pm.

Blue 7 Gallery - Artistic Picture Frames
3129 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA.
(310) 449-1444


Pico Branch Library: Grand Opening!

We hope to see you this Saturday, June 28 at the grand opening of the new Pico Branch Library at Virginia Avenue Park. From 11 am to 4 pm, there will be lots of fun for adults and children, with the program beginning at 11 am and with the ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for 11:30 am. An array of music, poetry, library tours, children's crafts workshops and giveaways, including refreshments and library bags with items from Pico merchants to be given to the first 300 adults who visit the Buy Local/Pico Improvement Organization (PIO) booth. And adults and children will also take home bookmarks specially produced for the community event. Ready, set, read!


The PIO at the 2014 Santa Monica Festival

PIO Board Chair Robert Kronovet and his daughter Arielle promoting Pico Blvd at the Santa Monica Festival on June 14.  Shop, Dine, Play on Pico in Santa Monica!
For more event photos, check out our gallery.