Venice Paparazzi had multiple photographers on the scene at the year’s Abbot Kinney Festival. See if you made the cut in the gallery below. Thank you to Abbot Kinney Merchant Association for utilizing our photography services.
View this year’s experience through the lens of Venice Paparazzi.
- All photos by Team Venice Paparazzi’s Edizen and Alex Stowell, Steve Larson, Irina Sarnetskaya, Katherine Treadwell, and Ian Moore.
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This year AKFA is funding 22 local organizations! Creating Better Communities, Friends of Broadway, Friends of Coeur d’Alene, Friends of Walgrove Elementary School, Friends of Westminster, Girls PACT, Hacker Fund, Harvest Home, Open Temple, Pacific Area Boosters Association, Pluribus, ReDiscover Center, Seeds to Plate at Mark Twain Middle School, The Children’s Lifesaving Foundation, The Electric Lodge, Westminster Elementary School, Venice Art Crawl, Venice Arts, Venice High School STEMM Magnet, Venice Oceanarium, Venice Public Art, Venice Resistance.
Venice Oceanarium is one of the 22 Abbot Kinney Festival recipients
In addition to awarding community grants, AKFA has recognized exemplary residents and stakeholders nominated by the community for their contributions to the spirit, creativity and uniqueness of Venice. The first Spirit of Venice Award was presented in 1989 to descendants of Abbot Kinney, the founder of Venice, CA. Also that year, West Washington Boulevard was renamed to Abbot Kinney Boulevard in his honor.
Awardees this year include:
Marianne Brown, Community Contributor. Master Gardener Seeds to Plate program at Mark Twain Middle School
Steve Weller (Posthumous) Community Contributor. Director LAPD Homeless Task Force – Venice Pastor – Venice Foursquare Church
Regina Weller, Community Contributor. LAPD Homeless Task Force
Elisa James, Community Contributor. Board of Directors, Abbot Kinney Festival Association. Co-Chair Abbot Kinney Merchants Association. Community liaison with many homeless agencies
VP Fun fact: Venice Paparazzi’s co-founder Edizen received a Spirit of Venice Award, and a City of L.A. Certificate of Recognition from City Council member Mike Bonin in 2015. View all past recipients here. Do you know someone who deserves to be acknowledged and honored for their contribution to Venice? Nominate them next year for the 2018 AKF Spirit Award. Details here.
The All Vinyl stage and Bud Beer Garden at The Brig. The quintessential Venice bar, The Brig has been a cornerstone of the iconic Abbot Kinney Boulevard for over 60 years.
The Superbroke brass at the Kids Quad
Andalusia Venice Locals stage
Westminster Indie Artists
3-D interactive Chalk Art Festival and the G2 Gallery building
KidsQuad of games, music, rides & activities
Always a party at Halton Pardee + Partner
Beautiful people of Electric and Rose
Cody of Bruno’s! Bruno’s Dog and Cat boutique in Venice is your best source for only the best for your dog and cat. Located at 2012 Lincoln Blvd in Venice, California.
The Venice Beachead. Published by a Collective of volunteers since 1968, the Free Venice Beachhead is not only the oldest free publication in the country, but also one of the last underground papers still in existence. Today it continues to be the paper by, for, and of the Venice community. VeniceBeachhead.org
Aviator Nation’s Paige and Karen
Always a great time with Venice Pride!
Golden Road Beer Garden
Fun and packed party at the Greenleaf
Venice, California’s founder Abbot Kinney.
View all Abbot Kinney Festival photos by Team Venice Paparazzi here. Links below!
- All 1773 AKF photos by Venice Paparazzi
- All 2008-2017 Abbot Kinney Blvd Festival galleries by Venice Paparazzi
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For more info on Abbot Kinney Blvd. Check out these sites!
- Abbot Kinney Festival AbbotKinney.org!
- Fan and follow AKF on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram!
- View Venice Paparazzi’s suggested Abbot Kinney list and photos here
- View Venice, California history lesson by Venice Paparazzi’s Alex
- For all Venice Beach Fun, check out www.VisitVeniceCA.com