Annual event highlights value of the arts in the community

By Sam Catanzaro

As part of Santa Monica’s Arts Month, a 400-foot mural is coming to a popular beachside destination.

Every April, Santa Monica celebrates Arts Month, highlighting the value of the arts in the community. This year, there are a number of self-guided art features throughout Santa Monica that represent the last year of challenges and the subsequent recovery.

“This year, we are celebrating with an even deeper appreciation for the power of the arts after having seen how artists and organizations adapted, created and shared their work to inspire thought and connection throughout 2020,” said the City’s Cultural Affairs Manager Shannon Daut.

Arts Month formally kicks off with past Santa Monica Artist Fellow and Artistic Director of Santa Monica Repertory Theater, Tanya White, performing her original proclamation for Arts Month at the Tuesday, April 13 City Council meeting. The meeting will broadcast live on CityTV cable channel 16 and on YouTube.