The arts in Culver City have expanded into an unlikely arena – the former car dealership on Washington at National. Opening on July 8 and running through the 18th, the city will be home to a contemporary opera, filled with original songs and dances. The cast is first rate but what makes this performance so unique and exciting is the presentation. It is not your typical static audience-faces-stage performance. Instead, the audience literally travels through time and space with the characters, going with them from scene to scene, either on a moving tram or walking, then sitting on provided chairs. Many of the costumes and sets were made in local art workshops from common recycled materials. It is another artistic feather in the cap of Culver City. More information is available at www.overtoneindustries.org.