Venice Beach
Los Angeles, California

For Two Days, Venice Becomes an Art Museum!

Not literally, of course. But no event showcases Venice’s maverick arts community better than the Venice Art Walk & Auctions.

May 17-18, 2008

Join us for the 29th annual Venice Art Walk & Auctions – a celebration of art, architecture, music and fine cuisine benefiting Venice Family Clinic.

(While the Venice Art Walk does not not take place directly on Venice Beach/Ocean Front Walk, it is in the vicinity and local environs of Venice Beach.)

Catapult yourself into the Venice Art Walk season at the
Art Happening
Thursday, May 8
The studio of Laddie John Dill in Venice

$50 per person
An electrifying evening to catapult you into the Venice Art Walk season…featuring music spun by KCRW’s inimitable Tom Schnabel (Café LA), the unveiling of a special project by filmmaker Elizabeth Paige Smith, and a live painting performance by Venice Art Walk artist Jean Edelstein. This is also your chance to mingle with the Venice Art Walk artists!

Art & Architecture Tours
Saturday, May 17
Sponsored by Dwell

Note: Tickets for each tour sold separately. It is only possible to see one tour.

Newly Hatched Dwellings in Venice
$75 per person, self-driving
This year’s collection of local, modern homes are all newly or 90% completed, giving guests the chance to talk with architects and builders about their most recent work. The freshest homes include award-winning design, LEED pilot technologies, and prefab construction. Homes completed in 2007 provide guests a chance to experience comfortable, furnished and landscaped residences in their ‘lived-in’ state. Since all homes on this tour are located in Venice, we encourage bicycling, although street or lot parking will also be available.

Modern Homes & Art Collections of Malibu
$150 per person, includes docent-led coach transportation and lunch
This year’s art tour will venture along PCH via coach to five unique sites of beachside residences, canyon compounds and a very special preview of the Weisman Museum show at Pepperdine University, lead by the museum director.

Venice Art Walk & Auctions
Sunday, May 18

$50 per person (children under 12 free)
Note: Ticket price includes an all-day pass to the following activities, as well as a Venice Art Walk Catalog and Event Guide.

Artists’ Studio Tours and Special Exhibits
More than 50 private artists’ studios, homes and special exhibits! Begin at Westminster School. Free shuttle buses run continuously throughout the day and will be there to help you cover more ground and see more art.

Silent Art Auction
Art collectors—don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to browse and bid on more than 400 original works of art including paintings, sculpture, graphics, photography, ceramics, cartoons and furniture donated by Los Angeles-area and Venice Art Walk artists.

Food Faire
Featuring cuisine from LA’s best restaurants.

Cocktail Lounges
On the Venice Art Walk trail.

Artful Living Silent Auction
Bid on a fabulous selection of fun and functional lifestyle items.

Live Music
On the main stage.

Raffle Drawings
Details to follow.

Venice Art Walk Posters and T-Shirts
Available for purchase all day.

More information coming soon!

Tickets and more information available at:
310.392.9255. or on the event homepage

All Proceeds Benefit Venice Family Clinic
Venice Family Clinic’s mission is to provide free, quality health care to people in need. Founded in 1970, the Clinic is the largest free clinic in the country. Nearly 1,900 volunteers – including more than 400 physicians and 800 Venice Art Walk volunteers – enable the Clinic to provide services to 22,000 low-income and uninsured children and adults at seven locations in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista and Culver City.

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Added by Freudianslipman on March 18, 2008