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Second Venice Art Crawl of 2017 takes place May 18th. Support our local artists and buy art!




Venice, CA, May 11, 2017—Coming off their triumphant April 20th fundraiser: Music Connects Us-Photography and Art Show at Hal’s Bar & Grill at The Runway at Playa Vista that featured over 70 artists, the Venice Art Crawl is now preparing for their second Art Crawl of the year on May 18, 6-10PM on Venice Boulevard from Speedway near the beach to Lincoln Boulevard. The locals are hoping to make this two-mile stretch into an official Venice Arts District.

The Sunny Bak Studio at 2214 Pacific Avenue, is having a silent auction featuring work of local artists: framed photos; prints; paintings; a skateboard; ceramics by Sandra Zebi; a drum skin donated by drummer Lucky Lehrer of the Circle Jerks—are a few items up for auction. All proceeds will go towards the last VAC of the year, “The Venice Afterburn” that takes place September 22 and 23 near the famed Venice skate park. Also at the C.A.V.E. Gallery, Patrick Iaconis of C.A.V.E. Gallery will be presented with a certificate from 11th District Los Angeles Councilman Mike Bonin by George Francisco ,the president of the Venice Chamber of Commerce, in honor of opening the C.A.V.E. Gallery and for Patrick’s support of art in Venice. At the C.A.V.E. Gallery, 55 N. Venice Boulevard, catch the exhibit “Sixth Extinction,” by British, London based artist Louis Masai who is best known for his engaging “patchwork style” murals of endangered animals. This new series of paintings created for this much anticipated exhibition looks at animal species that are endangered in the United States.

“Sago Plastico,” the experimental work of Miranda Friedman, will be featured at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard. Nearby at the Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library, 501 Venice Boulevard, the 2-7 year old students of Ecole Claire Fontaine French School will display their unique artwork. Also The Happening, an interactive art event will be returning. James Berkowitz will curate ARTravenous, a celebration of life, art, culture, poetry, and music at the Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Avenue. EAT ART/Before They Go is an exhibit by artist Barbara Lavery and photographer Debbie Zeitman happening at the sushi restaurant Wabi Venice, 1635 Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

And for next Thursday’s Art Crawl, the bar/lounge The Lincoln will present Art in Motion II: a series of video works curated by Saeli Eshelman. Featured video art is as follows: Ryan Trecartin “Temp Stop (Re’Search Wait’S)” (2009-2010); Ryan Trecartin “placebo pets” (2016); Gillian Wearing “Your Views” (2014-present); Pipilotti Rist “I Couldn’t Agree With You More” (1999); Yoko Ono “Cut Piece” (1965); Chantal Akerman “Saute Ma Ville” (1968); John Baldessari “I Am Making Art” (1971); Christian Marclay “Telephones” (1995); Joan Jonas “Vertical Roll” (1972); Bill Viola “The Quintet of the Astonished” (2000); David Hall “TV Interruptions: Tap piece” (1971); Gary Hill “Happenstance” (1983). Eshelman has made a loop of these video art pieces that will run at The Lincoln all evening. The Lincoln’s also featuring $5 “Blood is Thicker Than Water” drink specials through the night. It’s made with Tequila, blood orange, lime, and elderflower.

Info booths with the VAC maps will be at the Canal Club and the Abbot Kinney Memorial Library.

The VAC is now accepting submissions for July 20th, the third art crawl of the year. July 1 is the deadline to get your event listed for the map and press releases. Go to to submit your event.

The VAC monthly mixers are a great way to connect with artists, merchants and neighbors to exchange ideas and let each other know who has available space for shows. The next mixer is June 15, 6-8:30PM, at The Lincoln, 2536 Lincoln Blvd, Venice. $5 donation at the door.

Help the VAC get the word out. If you know artists, businesses, Venetians who want to continue promoting the spirit of artistic expression in Venice, please let them know.
Let’s continue enjoying our vibrant beachside community together with art and culture.

Guests can experience pop-up galleries in studios, homes, parking lots, bars and restaurants that feature paintings, installations, performances, sculptures, live painting, music—the sky is the limit of what they will experience. An interactive guide to the crawl with a list of all participants and locations will be posted on the VAC website and on social media.

Enjoy the mild nighttime temperatures walking along iconic Venice Boulevard that intersects with the hip happening Abbot Kinney Boulevard and onward to Lincoln Boulevard where you can enjoy a scrumptious meal or cocktail before, during or after the Venice Art Crawl. Look for the Electric Bike Parade as these peddlers glide along the boulevard in their one-of-a-kind, brightly lit bicycles. Bring your own bike and join them.

The Venice Art Crawl takes place four times a year: March 16, May 18, July 20, and September 22 and 23. For more information, art, invitations, graphics and more:

The VAC is a Venice Chamber of Commerce Hosted Event.
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