My friends and I at the Ten Women Gallery on Montana Avenue just launched Santa Monica Rocks! It is a treasure hunt-type game played community-wide, inspired by similar games being played across North America. Here's more information:
WHY: The idea is to encourage kids, adults, and families to be creative; make art a part of their daily lives and part of the larger Santa Monica community; get outdoors and into the City’s parks, beaches, and small businesses; and, connect with others by sharing what participants find via social media.
HOW: Anyone can paint/draw on/stencil/embellish a rock and hide it somewhere in Santa Monica. Be sure to write “Santa Monica Rocks” and, if you’d like, your name on the back. (If you shellac your rock with spray or Mod Podge it will last much longer). Now, go hide your beautiful rock! If you need a rock, come by the gallery (1128 Montana Ave.) to pick up a rock donated by Bourget Brothers!
If you find a rock, take a photo of you and your new find, and post it on Facebook: Facebook.com/groups/santamonicarocks AND/OR tag it on Instagram at #santamonicarocks. To see what others have found, follow us at: @santamonicarocks: https://www.instagram.com/santamonicarocks/
Then, either hide the rock someplace else for others to discover, or keep it and replace it with one of your own design! Remember: Follow all City laws regarding private property and public access.
WHERE: Rocks are being hidden across the city and have been discovered at the Santa Monica Airport, the Pier, the Boardwalk, Douglas, Tongva, and Palisades parks, libraries, cafes, and shop windows along Montana Avenue, Main Street, and the 3rd street Promenade, among many locales.
WHEN: The activity will last throughout Fall 2017. Let's start playing!