SaMo PRIDE Announces Art Walk Throughout June Featuring Family Friendly Programming
April 22, 2021
SaMo PRIDE Announces Art Walk Throughout June Featuring Family Friendly Programming

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


SANTA MONICA, April 15, 2021 — 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


About Allies in Arts

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.


About Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.

Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) that works with the City of Santa Monica to manage services and operations in Downtown Santa Monica that promote
economic stability, growth and community life within Downtown Santa Monica. DTSM, Inc. manages the Property-based Business Assessment District (PBAD) that encompasses the area bounded by Ocean Avenue (W), Wilshire Boulevard (N), Lincoln Boulevard (E) and the Santa Monica Freeway (S).


About Santa Monica Pier
The Santa Monica Pier Corporation (SMPC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Santa Monica experience for all visitors. SMPC provides impactful location -specific programming year-round, upholding the Pier as a relevant world-class destination that is free and open to all.


About Santa Monica Place
Located steps away from the Pacific Ocean and iconic Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Place is a unique, outdoor shopping destination, home to Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Nike, and a collection of specialty shops, digitally native brands and inspired dining concepts. For more information, visit or interact with us via Facebook or Instagram. Access our Concierge services anytime via text: 310.499.2928.


About The City of Santa Monica
The City of Santa Monica is a full-service municipality working on behalf of Santa Monica's
93,000 residents. We are a community of 8.3 square miles along the Santa Monica Bay with a mix of residential neighborhoods, an expansive parks system, vibrant business districts and world-renowned destinations, including the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. Santa Monica is an inclusive community that puts the highest value on sustainability and wellbeing. For more information on City news, events, and ways to get involved, visit You can also follow along on Twitter (@santamonicacity) and Facebook and Instagram (@cityofsantamonica).