top of page

City of Santa Monica Celebrates Arts Month and Announces the 2019 Arts Leadership Awardees

For the third year in a row, the City of Santa Monica is partnering with ArtsforLA to celebrate ArtsMonth, a regional initiative that demonstrates how the arts, culture, and creativity contribute to a better Los Angeles County for everyone. This year, ArtsMonth expands statewide as California aligns with the inaugural statewide Californians for the Arts’ Arts, Culture and Creativity Month, which focuses on connecting, advocating, and mobilizing efforts to advance the arts in California.

To highlight the importance of the arts to the fabric of Santa Monica, the City will be heralding ArtsMonth at the April 23rd City Council meeting. The meeting will feature an ode to the role that the arts and creativity play here in Santa Monica. A presentation of a special ArtsMonth proclamation written and presented by Santa Monica Artist Fellow Laila Lalami, will be followed by a contemporary dance performance by the Santa Monica High School Dance Company and a preview of the 2019 Arts Leadership Awards. All of these artists illustrate the significant value of the City’s support for artists and the arts. The presentation is planned for sometime between 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and the meeti