Getting to Glow (How to get to Glow via bike, car or bus & where to park)
Street Closures (Which streets are closed and when)
Food, Drink & Hotel Specials (Come for the evening, stay for the night)
Opening Ceremony & Scheduled Performances (Find out what’s happening and when)
Essential Apps (Enhance your Glow experience)
How to Appreciate Glow Art (Tips to enhance your art appreciation)
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To welcome visitors to Glow, many Santa Monica restaurants will have specials, as well as extended hours, with local hotels offering special rates and packages. To help ignite ones inner glow, several of Santa Monica’s best spas and salons are offering specials on facials, massages, and other beauty treatments, with additional discounts on yoga classes to maintain the after-glow. Glow specials are available at santamonica.com/glow. Reservations are strongly recommended.Read More
Street closures will be in effect during this bike- and pedestrian-friendly event in order to accommodate the anticipated volume of residents and visitors in the Glow Zone. Beginning at 5 p.m., and effective 7 p.m. – 3 a.m. the following will be closed:
Local access will be allowed at the discretion of SMPD. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.Read More
Download these apps in advance:
KCRW Glow Soundscape – An audio tour of Glow 2013 hosted by KCRW DJ’s.
Steve Boyer’s Colorfields – Be part of the art and immerse yourself in Colorfields by artist Steve Boyer – a live interactive artwork that interprets crowd movement into fields of color, light and sound using your phone.
ParkMe - Download the official Glow Parking App for real time parking information and reservations.Read More
Oh the Place You’ll Glow, Pre-Glow LED Lit Badge Workshop
Workshop will be offered twice:
Thursday 9/19 , 7-10pm, More info & tickets
Thursday 9/26, 7-10pm, More info & tickets
Cost: $35, Crashspace members $25, + $25 cash material fee
In “Oh, the Places You’ll GLOW!” participants will assemble their own IR interactive micro-controlled LED-lit badge Lovely glowing objects in their own right, they are also your ticket to a special secret tour of GLOW, Santa Monica’s triennial celebration of light and art at the water’s edge.
Take your finished badge to GLOW (9/28 from 7pm-3am) to receive invisible infrared coded signals transmitted from beacons located at hidden spots throughout the GLOW site. Each coded signal will “unlock” a new badge LED light pattern. The more signals a badge is exposed to, the more vibrant the LED patterns will become. By looking at the badge those “in the know” will be able to see how far into GLOW you’ve gone! This workshop includes mobile sandblasting, soldering and assembly and explanations of the programming behind the project. Please bring material fee separately in cash to the class. Taught by Naim Busek and Steve Goldstein of Crashspace.
Naim Busek is well-versed in the intricacies of embedded sensing and control systems and has just completed a Masters Degree in Computer Science at UCLA. Steve Goldstein is an inventor and product designer with twelve patents to his name whose recent Flipbookit project became the second highest funded art project on Kickstarter. Crashspace is a member-supported lab in Culver City that is home to hackers, programmers, builders, makers, artists and people who generally like to break things and see what new things can be built with the pieces. http://blog.crashspace.org/Read More
Glow has increased its accessibility efforts in a variety of ways including easier access to more of the art works and enhanced resources such as an Access Station, Access Guide and Map. For more information in advance of the event, call the Cultural Affairs Office at 310-458-8350 or download the ACCESS GUIDE and ACCESS MAP.
On the night of Glow, details about accessibility can be obtained at any of the six Info Booths (noted on the Access Map) or at the Access Station, located next to the Info Booth just south of the Pier (also noted on the Access Map).Read More
THE REST IS NOISE: A CAROUSEL RIDE THROUGH THE 20th CENTURY
A ride on the historic Santa Monica carousel will be a journey though time at Glow. The Rest Is Noise: A Carousel Ride Through 20th Century Music will enable carousel riders to be surrounded by 16 speakers playing breakthrough pieces of 20th-century music, from Mahler to Adams. Riders will hear 12-second clips of individual musical selections as they revolve on the carousel. 100 years of music is condensed into five minutes. With each revolution, a revolution! Produced for Glow in association with Glow Network Partner Jacaranda, Music on the Edge.Read More
A large screen coated with phosphorescent paint that holds the shape of projected images, like an echo repeats a sounds, invites public interaction. Karen Atkinson is using a wide range of images from nature, culture and the history of Santa Monica beach for this interactive piece. Throughout the evening, the CalArts Improvisational Theatre Troupe will perform at 7:30 pm, under the direction of Susan Allen. Youth participants from the CAP Summer Arts Program in Dance will also perform, accompanied by professional dancers, under the direction of Marvin Tunney. The public will also be invited to interact with GLOWbal. Produced for Glow in association with Glow Network Partner Cal Arts Community Arts Partnership (CAP).
BEAM (Breathe, Energize, Align, Move) is a site-specific dance performance choreographed for GLOW by CalArts professor Marvin Tunney, for a group of high school age dancers who participated in the CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) Summer Arts Program. The piece is conceptually related to the beach, ocean, sunset and the divine forces of nature and will take place in front of GLOWbal. Participating dancers are Gemma Allen, Morgan Barnes, Joselyne Camacho, Alexandra Chezum, Izcalli Cuautencos, Madison Davis, Veronica Forsbald, Greta Grisez, Jennifer Guzman, Megan Hines, Imani Jones, Rachel Kinzler, Melissa Mateo, Aysia-Marie Perkins, Hyla Rachwal, Andrea Varela, Emelly Villa, and Jessika Wilson, along with CalArts student instructors Whitney Jackson, Claire Larsen, and Lilia Bogoeva. Performance produced by CAP for Glow.
CalArts Interdisciplinary Improvisation Troupe [CIIT] is a group of young professional artists – actors, dancers and musicians – who joined together initially in a class on improvisational aesthetics given by Susan Allen at the California Institute of the Arts. Working with various levels of design, their improvisations break through traditional boundaries to uncharted territories, often involving their audience in spontaneous creations moving between their unique disciplines. Troupe members for GLOW 2013 include Michael Ho, Jaclyn Urlik, Max Wanderman, Nahum Zdybel, Stacia Hitt, Adrian Brizuela, Henry Webster, Ryan Glass, Sharon Kim and Colton Lytle. Performance produced by CAP for Glow.
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