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Client: Community Arts Resources       Location: Santa Monica, CA

The City of Santa Monica hosted its first open streets event, “Coast,” in 2016, which spanned 1.7 miles along Ocean Avenue, Main Street, and Colorado Avenue, and celebrated the opening of the Metro Expo Line. 

As part of this event, Here LA designed, fabricated, and set up a “Culture Happens Here” community story board and mapping pop-up installation. Over 160 people shared their personal cultural experiences and tied them to physical locations in the City, creating a "story web". Several hundred attendees stopped by to read the stories, hang out in the parklet that our team set up, and take photos with the artful installation. 

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