Santa Monica Place is partnering with Streetlet, an opportunity-matching and growth engine for small business owners and makers, to bring the Made with PRIDE Marketplace to the center each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June: June 3-5, June 10-12, June 17-19, and June 24-26.
Located in the Nordstrom Court on Level 1, this unique pop-up will showcase over 15 LGBTQIA+ business owners, highlighting their stories, unique products, and services. Each business features local goods and services made, conceived, and curated in Southern California and all vendors are provided with a free space to activate and retain 100% of the sales.
Made with PRIDE will host art installations by Amanda Wallace, as well as special workshops and happenings throughout the month. Santa Monica Place will also host a DJ spinning every weekend in June, where guests can enjoy music under "Lanterns of Love;” an overhead colored lantern installation that spans across Center Plaza.
Made with PRIDE is part of the annual SaMo PRIDE, a month-long citywide celebration focused on family-friendly displays and activities that safely celebrate the City of Santa Monica’s inclusive and diverse spirit. Once again PRIDE events will be anchored by “Miles of Pride,” a vibrant light installation that spans the Promenade and Santa Monica Place, illuminating the sky with a rainbow of colors to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community, individuality, inclusivity and acceptance.