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SaMo PRIDE Announces Art Walk Throughout June Featuring Family Friendly Programming

Local Visual Artists Invited to Participate in Art Walk, Submit Proposals Online

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 womxn, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists who are often underrepresented in creative industries.

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

Allies in Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports artists of all mediums who are women, BIPOC and LGBTQQIA2S+ through exhibitions, screenings, paid work, and partnerships with our sponsors. As long as there is discrimination, we need Allies. Let's even the odds. Together.


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