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SaMo Pride Announces Return of Art Walk

Annual event returns June 1-30 throughout downtown area

By Timothy Michael

In honor of Pride Month, SaMo Pride has announced the return of its art walk throughout June featuring family friendly-programming

The Santa Monica Pier, Downtown Santa Monica, and Santa Monica Place, in collaboration with the City of Santa Monica and Santa Monica Travel and Tourism are excited to announce the return of SaMo PRIDE this June. A celebration of love in every color, SaMo PRIDE will host “Miles of Pride,” a rainbow-lit art walk featuring creations by LGBTQIA+ visual artists in addition to safe, family-friendly programming throughout the month.

The visually striking rainbow-lit pathway will span miles of city streets through Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Place and the Santa Monica Pier, bringing together the westside community and visitors from around the world. The art walk is presented in partnership with Allies in Arts, a local nonprofit whose mission is to support woman, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists who are often underrepresented in creative industries. 

For the first time in its history, SaMo PRIDE released an open call for visual artists to participate in this unique project. Inspiring and innovative Southern California artists and artist teams were encouraged to submit proposals for consideration. Allies in Arts will curate the installation and select all final artist participants. The deadline to submit was April 19, 2021. Selected artists will be notified in early May with the exhibition premiering June 1 and running through June 30, 2021. 

For a full calendar of PRIDE events visit smpride.com.

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