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Fun times had by all at the 32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival! Congratulations to the AK Festival Community Grant recipients, and Venice Spirit awardees

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Team Venice Paparazzi  was on the scene at the 32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival on Sun. Sept. 25, 2016.  Thank you to the Abbot Kinney Merchants Association for utilizing our photography services.   View event pics below!   Enjoy!

static1.squarespaceAbout the Abbot Kinney Festival:  Southern California’s largest FREE community festival – now in its 32nd year. The festival draws more than 100,000 adults and families. The mile-long stretch of Abbot Kinney Blvd. is lined with FOUR great, live music stages, the Spritzer Love Lounge and HUSH Silent Disco, chalk art, dozens of artisan food vendors, popular food trucks, 300+ quality artisan and fine art vendors, and three beer gardens. The immensely popular KidsQuad has rides, family entertainment, and fun, interactive activities for all ages. The festival celebrates the diversity of creativity of Venice.

WHY: Raise money for the Abbot Kinney Festival Association (AKFA) Community Grants Program. The AKFA is made up of a primarily all-volunteer board of directors who present the festival while donating the proceeds to organizations that specifically serve Venice.

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Save the date Sept. 24, 2017 for the next Abbot Kinney Festival!

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View 2016 Abbot Kinney Festival Highlights below!

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Congratulations to this year’s 2016 Abbot Kinney Festival’s Community Grant Program recipients!  Creating Better Communities, Electric Lodge, Friends of Mark Twain, Friends of the Venice Library,  Friends of Westminster, Friends of Coeur D’Alene, Friends of Broadway Elementary School, Open Temple, reDiscover Center, The Children’s Lifesaving Foundation, Venice Arts, Venice Art Crawl, Venice High School STEMM Magnet, Venice Historical Society, Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument, Venice Symphony Orchestra, Venice Beach Oceanarium, and Westminster Elementary School

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About the AKFA Community Grant Program:  Funded by festival proceeds, the AKFA Community Grants Program awards funding to selected Venice-based nonprofit organizations that offer services and programs aimed at youth and families. Applications are accepted each year preceding the festival and presented at the festival in September. Since 1984, well over $300,000 in festival proceeds have been invested into the community of Venice.  We thank everyone who supports, volunteers, shops and visits the Abbot Kinney Festival, for it is the sole revenue source for our community grant program.  For more info:  abbotkinney.org/grants

32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival. Venice, California. www.abbotkinney.org. #AKF2016. Photos by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

Venice Symphony Orchestra

32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival. Venice, California. www.abbotkinney.org. #AKF2016. Photos by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

In this photo Tim of the Venice Oceanarium.

Venice Art Crawl's Eduardo Manilla

Venice Art Crawl’s Eduardo Manilla

32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival. Venice, California. www.abbotkinney.org. #AKF2016. Photos by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

In this photo:  Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument

 

Congratulations to this year’s Spirit of Venice recipients!  About:  Since 1989, the Abbot Kinney Festival Association has recognized exemplary stakeholders nominated by the community for their contributions to the spirit, creativity and uniqueness of Venice. For more info, visit www.abbotkinney.org/sov.

  • Alley Bean
  • Orson Bean
  • Los Angeles City Councilmember, District 11 Mike Bonin
  • Rabbi Lori Shapiro
  • LAPD Senior Lead Office Peggy Thusing

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32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival. Venice, California. www.abbotkinney.org. #AKF2016. Photos by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

Councilmember Mike Bonin presents Alley and Orson Bean with a LA Certificate of Recognition

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Spirit of Venice recipient Rabbi Lori Shapiro

LAPD's Peggy Thusing

LAPD’s Peggy Thusing

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Councilmember Mike Bonin honored with the Spirit of Venice award

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Kids’ Quad

32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival. Venice, California. www.abbotkinney.org. #AKF2016. Photos by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

Family parade with the Samba-Raggae beat , Samba da Mudanca and Sandra Sandia

32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival. Venice, California. www.abbotkinney.org. #AKF2016. Photos by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival. Venice, California. www.abbotkinney.org. #AKF2016. Photos by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

FOUR great live music stages.  View line up here!

32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival. Venice, California. www.abbotkinney.org. #AKF2016. Photos by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival. Venice, California. www.abbotkinney.org. #AKF2016. Photos by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

Spritzer Love Lounge and HUSH Silent Disco

32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival. Venice, California. www.abbotkinney.org. #AKF2016. Photos by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

2016 Abbot Kinney Festival. Venice, California. www.AbbotKinney.org. #AKF2016. Photo by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

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Chalk Art on Wesminster

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300+ quality artisan and fine art vendors

2016 Abbot Kinney Festival. Venice, California. www.AbbotKinney.org. #AKF2016. Photo by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

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Venice Beats – DJ Mr. Numberonederful

2016 Abbot Kinney Festival. Venice, California. www.AbbotKinney.org. #AKF2016. Photo by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

Fun times and cool cuts at trim

Video booth by KTLA 5

Video booth by KTLA 5. Fun!

32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival. Venice, California. www.abbotkinney.org. #AKF2016. Photos by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

32nd Annual Abbot Kinney Festival. Venice, California. www.abbotkinney.org. #AKF2016. Photos by www.VenicePaparazzi.com

The Brig and Sunny spot crew!  Good times!

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Three beer gardens.

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View all 2016 photos by Team Venice Paparazzi

Photos by Venice Paparazzi’s Edizen Stowell, Jenny Rolapp, Erin Davis and Lindsay Ruzicka.  HireVP.com for your next event.


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