Last week, a new art and light installation was launched in Santa Monica, spanning ten blocks of Montana Avenue.
Each block features a Ficus tree that has been transformed into an illuminated work of art with themes ranging from whimsical butterflies and flowers to hanging lanterns, chandeliers, and colored panes. This installation is a partnership between the City’s Art of Recovery initiative and the Montana Avenue Merchants Association.
“As businesses fully reopen and welcome residents, shoppers and visitors back to Montana Avenue, we envision this public art project to be a focal point that draws people in,” said Montana Avenue Merchants Association Chair Kara Taub. “We hope the installation encourages people to walk and explore new businesses that have recently opened or rediscover long-standing neighborhood favorites.”