Paris Nuit Blanche (White Night) is an annual celebration of the city of light's art and culture, where multiple galleries, museums, and other venues stay open all night for free. Visitors roam around the city checking out special light installations, performances, and the like.
Santa Monica is bringing its own adaptation to the beach and pier for the first time this weekend... Glow 2008 will take place this Saturday from 7pm to 7am, coinciding with the Grunion Run at 10:30pm.
Glow will fill the hours between dusk to dawn with compelling, enchanting and effervescent sights and sounds situated in spaces and times that expand possibilities for where, how and when the public experiences contemporary art.
With the historic Santa Monica Pier and adjacent world-famous Santa Monica Beach as their space, artists were commissioned to create unique and inviting works of art that welcome the public to be both audience and actor for twelve celebratory hours. Inspired by the wildly successful Nuit Blanche in Paris, Glow takes its spirit from the fabled grunion that live in local waters and come ashore several times a year to spawn in the sand creating a momentary sensation of iridescence.
Check it out if you can!