Tuesday, July 8, 2008

free evening event: glow 2008 santa monica - dusk to dawn

Mark your calendars. On Saturday, July 19th from 7pm to 7am, the city of Santa Monica will bring you a free event filled with music, art, and visuals. Read more below:


FREE All Night Art Event

Featuring Music by KCRW DJs


Internationally-recognized artists will create engaging sights and sounds from dusk till dawn

GLOW is a FREE, all-night event taking over the Santa Monica pier on Saturday, July 19 from 7pm to 7am. From the sand to the sea up to the Pier and Palisades Park, there will be 20 multi-media art installations, music by KCRW DJs and much more.

A collection of international artists will transform the iconic Southern California spot into a premier art destination from dusk until dawn, with a dazzling array of effervescent sights, sounds and interactive activities.

GLOW is the ONLY event to have ever received permission to use the historic Santa Monica Pier and beach as an all-night venue and more than 25,000 people are expected to attend.

The solar-powered Ferris Wheel will host a revolving orchestra, "tumbleweeds" of recycled material will float on the ocean illuminated by LEDs, SASSAS with dublab will take over the carousel to present Tonalism, an ambient sound and projected image environment, and Shih Chieh Huang will turn the path under the Pier into Neptune's Net. Details on ALL the art projects can be found at www.glowsantamonica.com.

DJs Garth Trinidad, Raul Campos, and Jeremy Sole from Santa Monica-based public radio station KCRW (89.9Fm and KCRW.com) will provide the soundtrack on the Pier, with drawings and animation created by a collective of Tagtool artists as a backdrop.

Inspired by the wildly successful Nuit Blanche in Paris, GLOW takes its spirit from the fabled grunion that live in local waters and come ashore several times a year to spawn in the sand creating a momentary sensation of iridescence.

Santa Monica may be best known as a cosmopolitan beach community but it is also a hub of creativity. The City of Santa Monica is home to perhaps the largest concentration of creative employment in the United States -- with 43% of the adult population making a living in arts-related fields. KCRW, an internationally-recognized tastemaker for new music, broadcasts from the campus of Santa Monica College. GLOW was created as a space to celebrate imagination in the public realm.

GLOW is part of the City of San Monica's strategic plan and made possible by major funding form the Norton Family Foundation, along with the Durfee Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Starbucks Coffee Company and other generous sponsors.

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