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Historic Belmar Park Virtual Grand Opening

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sunday Feb 28, 3:00-4:30pm PST Zoom event

The City of Santa Monica invites you to a virtual grand opening event to unveil Historic Belmar Park, Santa Monica's newest open space, and the dedicated artwork, signage and other elements of the Belmar History + Art project. The park and interpretive artwork commemorate a site that was home to a thriving African American community in the 1950s and honors the legacy of the historic Belmar neighborhood's contributions to Santa Monica life.

Belmar History + Art (BH+A) is a project of the City of Santa Monica, commissioned through its Percent for Art Program and made possible by Santa Monica Cultural Affairs and the City of Santa Monica's Public Works Department. A commemoration and celebration of the African American neighborhoods of the Belmar neighborhood and surrounding areas, and their contributions to the city's history and cultural heritage, BH+A includes a permanent exhibition with historical interpretive panels and a sculptural artwork, and an education program. The project was inspired in part by a mandate of the California Coastal Commission to 'integrate the principles of environmental justice, equality, and social equity.' Visit the BH+A website at www.santamonica.gov/arts/belmar for more information.

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