Santa Monica’s free open streets celebration, COAST, returns on Sunday, September 15, featuring people-powered transportation, art, and imagination. Two miles of Santa Monica’s streets will be closed to cars and filled with a pageant of crowd-sourced creativity including live music, food, art, and hands-on activities. COAST turns the streets into a space for the community and creativity to come alive. Everyone is invited to be a part of COAST and bike, skate, scoot, run, walk, or roll and join the fun.
Santa Monica will host a mural unveiling on Main Street to celebrate the newest addition to Santa Monica’s community-art landscape designed by Beautify Earth, a local nonprofit that empowers communities by beautifying blighted walls. The mural celebrates Santa Monica’s commitment to affordability, inclusiveness and diversity. It highlights the work of Community Corporation of Santa Monica, the organization that owns the building with 44 units of affordable housing and three small businesses.
The mural represents a successful collaboration with private, public, non-profit and community stakeholders and contributes to the distinct character and rich tapestry of life in the city. The mural is part of We Are Santa Monica, a City of Santa Monica initiative focused on creating a stronger community for all.