Santa Monica’s Top Ten Cultural Events of 2010. GLOW
The second GLOW event (the first was in 2008), held on Santa Monica Beach Sep. 25, attracted one hundred thousand people to enjoy art, performances, and exceptionally balmy evening beach weather. The event was inspired by a similar happening in France, Paris’ Nuit Blanche, and at the opening ceremony Los Angeles French Consul General David Martinon, said, “Santa Monica has been transformed into a work of art by these incredible transformations. Nuit Blanche in English means white night or any night that you don’t sleep at all.”
Sleepless or not, people had a more relaxed time at this GLOW than in 2008, when the all-night event became overcrowded. This GLOW went from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. and except for a brief closure of the Pier due to crowding around midnight, there was a peaceful and celebratory vibe as people looked at the art, watched performances, and walked barefoot in the sand.
If you missed 2008 GLOW, here’syour chance to do it in 2011