News / Spotlights

Friday
Jul272018

Revamped Montana Art Walk brings change and more to Santa Monica

SM Daily Press:  The annual Montana Avenue Art Walk returns to Santa Monica this year, July 28, bringing change in its size and giving merchants more creative freedom in an effort to expand the event to festival-size and attract more visitors.

For the uninitiated, the Montana Avenue Art Walk is just what it sounds like: a walk around Montana Avenue, supporting local artists and their work as well as merchants along the street. It’s a ten block stretch with typically around 150 shops participating. It has traditionally been held during a weekday evening.

While the Art Walk hasn’t changed much since its inception, this year, Montana Avenue Merchants Association (MAMA) president Ryan Ole Hass wanted to revamp the event.   Read more >

Thursday
Jun072018

30 Things To Do In Santa Monica With Kids

MommyPoppins.com:  Whether you're a lucky family living in one of America's most popular tourist destinations, or a lucky tourist who's just arrived in Santa Monica, finding the fun in this gem of a SoCal seaside town isn't hard. When tourists from other countries imagine Los Angeles, what they're really picturing is Santa Monica. When Santa Monicans imagine Los Angeles, they just stay in Santa Monica. Between the miles of beaches, the wonderful and numerous city parks, and the inviting pedestrian zones, you might not need help finding a day's activities in Santa Monica; but if you do, we've got 30 great ideas for you.  Read more > >

Monday
May072018

Congratulations to our Most Loved Santa Monica Business Winners of 2018

Seascape:  Thanks to everyone who voted in the 5th Annual Most Loved Santa Monica Businesses Contest!  Created to encourage people to shop, eat and play locally, this contest is an initiative of the Buy Local Santa Monica Committee and the Santa Monica Daily Press, in partnership with our local business improvement districts (Downtown SM, Main St, Montana Ave + Pico Blvd), the SM Chamber, SM Pier Corp., the SM Travel + Tourism and the City of Santa Monica.  Read more (p. 11) >

Wednesday
Mar142018

Ride with Mayor, multi-modal in March

SM Spoke:  Ride with the Mayor is going multi-modal with two great options in March –
Plus, HandleBar Happy Hour #HBHH at Lunetta All Day – Everyone Welcome!  Read more >

Friday
Feb092018

Voting open for city's Most Loved businesses

SM Daily Press:  Love is in the air during the month of February so it’s no coincidence voting for the city’s Most Loved contest will be open through Feb. 28.

The event is organized by Buy Local Santa Monica and voting runs through the end of this month online at www.buylocalsantamonica.com/most-loved. Voting is conducted entirely online and voters are limited to one vote per IP address. The 2018 contest has expanded to 30 categories but businesses are limited to winning no more than two categories per year.  Read more >