What you should know
- November 13th and 14th, 2021
- Free of charge, no reservations required to visit (but for the special weekend events); Note that parking is chargeable
- Three mazes, two in the sand and one on hardscape, will appear in front of the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica
A contemplative walk, the look-within, rest-in-the-mind, silent-chatter-walk type, can be anywhere, almost any hour, or any day.
A walk at sunrise, an evening stroll, an adventure in the fresh air that gets the body moving and at the same time relieves our worries and worries can refresh the body and mind.
But finding a maze that is near the ocean in a beautiful beach setting feels especially like a gift.
This gift-friendly quality only increases when you know you have not one but three tortuous detours to enjoy, and also just before the holidays when the brain-based chatter seems to get more intense.
We are lucky: On Saturday, November 13th. On Sunday, November 14th, a trio of beautiful, thoughtful labyrinths and a piece of hardscape will appear in the Annenberg Community Beach House.
Artist Lars Howlett creates the ethereal installations in collaboration with Santa Monica Cultural Affairs. The ephemeral works of art are part of the department’s out-of-the-blue program.
The two sand-based mazes are temporary pop-ups and the public is invited to see and enjoy them on November 13th from 10am to 6pm and on November 14th from 7.30am to 6pm.
Reservation isn’t required to simply visit and stroll the mazes, but keep in mind that there is a fee to park nearby (it’s $ 8 per day or $ 3 per hour in November).
But wait: there are a couple of special events in the mazes that you need to register for.
An artist talk, a group walk and a reception will take place on Saturday afternoon. If you would like to attend any or all of the events, let the organizers know in advance.