Freebie: Art. Experience. Glow.

Want to experience something crazy? Art, hipsters, homeless people, and messenger bike hooligans collide at Glow|2010.  In all seriousness, this is a pretty amazing event that the City of Santa Monica puts on for FREE.  It is a mixture of local and international artists who create engaging sights and sounds from dusk and beyond. From 7pm to 3am, you are invited to interact with “installations” peppered all over the beach, the SM pier & Palisades Park.  It is part art exhibit, part nightclub, & part date at the beach.  I think the last time I went, I found myself in a tornado of bike messengers &  camped out on the beach barefoot & staring at a glowing orb… and I wasn’t on drugs.

From their website:
Glow is an all-night cultural experience featuring original commissions by artists that re-imagine Santa Monica Beach as a playground for thoughtful and participatory temporary artworks.

Glow is THIS SATURDAY: September 25, 2010 7pm to 3am

Glow is a production of the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Foundation.
If you want to support Glow, you can Text “Glow” to 20222
to light up Glow {& the Santa Monica Arts Foundation} with a $10 gift.

Tips:

  • Check out their website before going [http://glowsantamonica.org/]: They have an interactive map that you can download or play with on their website to find where to park, what you want to see & what exhibits are only showing at predetermined times.  There are also local deals from sponsors, so check them out for cool stuff.
  • Download KCRW’s soundtrack/guided tour to Glow by Señor Eclectic himself, Jason Bentley for a total aural : visual : tactile experience.
  • Parking and getting there: http://glowsantamonica.org/gettingtoglow/
  • If you can, BIKE to GLOW – – they will have 3 bike valets who will park your pikes for FREE.  Check the website for locations.
  • When the sun goes down in Santa Monica, so goes the mercury in the thermometer.  Dress Appropriately.

  • Great post! Glow is crazy strange, everyone should try to make it!

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  • Ohmygosh, so Freaking COOL! I found out about it too late! 😛 Plus, I was at a wedding.. did you tweet this?! Your site Rocks Jenn!