COAST Santa Monica's Open Streets Event
City of Santa Monica
2015 - Present
Santa Monica, CA
The 5th Annual COAST - Santa Monica's Open Streets Event - returns Sunday, September 20th, 2020!
In 2016, Community Arts Resources (CARS) produced the inaugural, COAST, the City of Santa Monica's Open Streets Event, transforming the streets of Santa Monica into a giant park for a day. The two miles of activations along the route marked the grand opening of the Colorado Esplanade, completion of the Metro Expo Line and connected Santa Monica in a way not experienced before. Over 50,000 locals and visitors walked, biked and skated on parts of Ocean Avenue, Colorado Avenue and Main Street.
The annual project has become the City of Santa Monica's signature event and continues to invite the local community and visitors from across greater Los Angeles to experience car-free streets in Santa Monica every fall. The event includes live music and performances, curated art installations, interactive workshops, food, and more!
CARS produces COAST in collaboration with the City of Santa Monica's Cultural Affairs Division, the Office of Sustainability and the Environment, and the Transportation Planning Division.