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“The Big Wave,” a 42-foot arch over...

“The Big Wave,” a 42-foot arch over Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica by artist Tony DeLap of Costa Mesa, will be inaugurated June 25 at 5 p.m. The steel piece, selected as the winning sculpture in a competition sponsored by the Santa Monica Arts Commission and Department of General Services, crosses Wilshire at Franklin Street. Events will include a drive-by concert cruise, “Traffic Jam,” produced by Arthur Frick and Friends. Cruisers will rendezvous at 4:30 at beach parking lot 2030 off Appian Way (south of Pico Boulevard) and will drive down a 30-block span under “The Wave” in the company of more than 200 hot rods, low-riders and other vehicles, passing 10 curbside musical groups. These musicians will play in sync with a radio score on station KPCC. The driving public is invited to participate; call (213) 458-8350 for information. “The Big Wave,” which cost $100,000, was funded by the City of Santa Monica, the National Endowment for the Arts and private donations.


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