The City of Santa Monica will hold its third annual Open Streets COAST Festival event on Sunday, October 7th, from 10am to 4pm to celebrate the city’s commitment to art, sustainability, and mobility. At this free event, visitors will experience two miles of streets closed to car traffic and filled with interactive art exhibits, live entertainment and performances, local food and business vendors. There will be strolling musicians, dancers and large-scale immersive art installations along the two-mile route.
The Santa Monica Community Garden offers a variety of ways to explore the natural world through garden tours, arts and crafts, planting tips, and a how-to on preparing home-grown vegetables. Active Santa Monica will lead a series of engaging sessions ranging from dance to sports. Santa Monica Spoke will teach bike and scooter safety skills at the Bike Rodeo as well as provide an opportunity for participants to decorate helmets.
Aerial Artist John Q will gather up to 1,000 people in real time at the event creating a live human installation to artistically illustrate art, mobility and sustainability. Artists Jana Cruder and Matthew LaPenta demonstrate the impact of disposable plastic on the natural environment with their larger-than-life art installation titled, Natural Plasticity, constructed of a massive plastic straw and giant plastic bottle towering nearly 30 feet high. Event goers will have an opportunity to contribute their personal mark to artist Peter Tigler’s interactive thumbprint mural that will take shape with public participation to illustrate a message of mobility and sustainability.
About Santa Monica’s Open Streets COAST
Santa Monica’s Open Streets COAST will be held Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 10am to 4 pm.
For more information about Santa Monica’s Open Streets COAST, please visit http://www.smgov.net/coast
COAST will be held on two miles of streets closed to street traffic, including Ocean Avenue from Wilshire Boulevard to Tongva Park, as well as Main Street to Marine Street. To attend COAST, visitors can ride the Expo Line, Big Blue Bus, or take advantage of Santa Monica’s 110 miles of bikeways.
Attendees are encouraged to ride their bikes and walk along the route. Bike rentals will be available at multiple locations along the route as well as 85 Breeze stations located throughout Santa Monica. Free bike valets will be available to make it easy to check-in your bike to grab lunch and enjoy the entertainment.
Information: (310) 319-9866 • http://www.smgov.net/coast
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