Photo by Gina PollackGLOW '08, the Santa Monica Pier's first all-night art and music festival, commissioned seventeen art installations, including works by Usman Haque, Frank Rozasy, and Shih Chieh Huang. The event also featured DJs Garth Trinidad, Raul Campos, and Jeremy Sole and performers Arthur Nakane, Albert Ortega, and White Rainbow.
An orchestra performed from the top of the Ferris wheel - as the wheel revolved, the music faded in and out depending on how close the musicians were to the audience below.
Photo by Gina PollackGLOW '08 was inspired by the Nuit Blanche festival in Paris.
Photo by Anna FeuerThe night began with a performance by Shine, an all-female dance group.
Photo by Gina PollackA street performer hula hoops on the pier.
Photo by Gina PollackArtists Dave Quick and Elena Siff created Solar Koi, seven illuminated koi pennants that were paraded along the pier.
Photo by Gina PollackDave Quick and Elena Siff's Solar Koi.
Photo by Anna FeuerSome enthusiastic visitors. Glow, baby, glow!
Photo by Gina PollackWhile much of the installation art was centered on the pier, GLOW's exhibit space extended into Palisades Park and onto the boardwalk.
Photo by Gina PollackRavers spinning glow sticks during a KCRW DJ set.
Photo by Derek SikerUsman Haque's Primal Source, one of GLOW's major commissions, projected multicolored light patterns on a screen of spraying water.
Photo by Derek SikerPrimal Source allowed for viewer participation - visitors yelled into microphones to change the projected light patterns.
Photo by Anna FeuerKCRW DJ Garth Trinidad's set.
Photo by Gina PollackEight organizations contributed art and music to GLOW, including KCRW, Dublab, and L.A. Commons.
Photo by Anna FeuerDressed for the occasion.
Photo by Anna FeuerA tricked-out vest. Many visitors wore neon stunna shades, wigs, and glow-in-the dark clothing.
Photo by Gina PollackGLOW visitors enjoy a peaceful, candle-lit moment on the beach.
Photo by Gina PollackA view of the pier, all aglow.
Photo by Anna FeuerGLOW '08 ended at 7 a.m. on Sunday morning with a performance by Viver Brasil, an Afro-Brazilian drumming and dance group.
Photo by Anna FeuerDressed in all white, Viver Brasil dancers presented flowers to the ocean goddesses Yemanja and Oxum.