Feb. 7. Venice Art Crawl planning mixer at the Canal Club

Unleash your inner artist!  Dust off that skill set that you know you have, and get your art on!

Perhaps you have been too busy with earning a living to spend time creating art and trying to get it seen!  Well, that stops now!  The Venice Art Crawl makes it easy to show your art.  No more calling galleries yourself and orchestrating a showing yourself,  the VAC has all that taken care of for you.  It is a quarterly event of pop up galleries, and they are alway looking to match talent with a venue.  It is super easy to get a spot to show.

About the Venice Art Crawl:

The VAC’s mission is to preserve the arts in Venice, a place that has historically been known as a vibrant and dynamic art community. Our goal is to share, inspire and promote collaboration within the Venice community through mixers and art events. We are an all volunteer run non-profit organization which is a committee of the Venice Chamber of Commerce. The Venice Art Crawl is a Venice Chamber of Commerce hosted event.

2019 Venice Art Crawl announcements:

  • March 1st.  Venice Art Crawl joins First Friday’s on Abbot Kinney Blvd.
  • June 1st.  Venice Art Crawl to participate at the Flower Fest
  • July 13.  Venice Art Crawl and the Mar Vista Art Walk joint event
  • Aug. 15   Venice Art Crawl’s 9 Year Anniversary at Park Place.
  • Sept. TBA.  Venice Afterburn


Interested in showing your art or hosting a venue at the upcoming March 1st Venice Art Crawl on Abbot Kinney Blvd.?

Attend the upcoming Venice Art Crawl mixer at the Canal Club on February 7th, and connect with other VAC artists and board members.  Details below!

  • Venice Art Crawl Mixer:   Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
  • Location: Canal Club, 60 North Venice Blvd. Venice, Ca 90291 .
  • Admission: $5.00
  • Enjoy Happy hour prices on food and drinks.
  • Connect with other VAC artists and board members.
  • Time:  6:00 – 8:00 pm


Did you know that Canal Club’s owner Daniel Samakow is one of the VAC Co-founders, and that the first Venice Art Crawl community meeting was held at the Canal Club in 2010!  Neat!

The original VAC Team with former Councilmember Bill Rosendahl at the 2nd year anniversary party in 2012.  Sunny Bak, Erin, David Zentz, Mark Rojas, Daniel Samakow, Edizen Stowell and Lisa Wilson.

About Canal Club:

Canal Club is also located across the street from its sister restaurant, James’ Beach, the first restaurant created by restaurateurs James Evans and Daniel Samakow. “James’ Beach celebrates the familiarity of American comfort food; so when we opened across the street we wanted to celebrate the exploration of other cuisines found in Los Angeles, mainly Latino and Asian. We do so with an emphasis on sustainable, local and quality natural ingredients.” – James Evans

On the corner of the 1900s brick building, the small neon sign that reads “Canal Club – Grill and Sushi” does not prepare visitors for Frank Gehry’s grand restaurant setting. A work of art featuring back-lit alabaster walls with 20′ ceilings and a tropical stilt house represented at its center. All together it sets the mood for the exploration to follow.

“The foundation of Asian and Latin cuisines is elemental, fire and water. Nothing is better than fresh raw fish prepared as ceviche, sashimi or sushi; or grilled meats, seafood and fresh vegetables, cooked over a wood. These simple preparations allow the quality and flavors of the ingredients to come through while also being very healthy.” – Daniel Samakow

For more info:  canalclubvenice.com

In this photo:   Venice Beach Artist Patrick Marston talks art with Venice Art Crawl’s David Stine and Andrea Tan

VAC volunteers.  photo from 2015

Photo right:  VAC Co-Founders:  Edizen Stowell, Daniel Samakow, and Mike Newhouse.

Thanks to VAC President Sunny Bak, VAC’s web designer David Stine, Venice Chamber of Commerce, Andrea Tan, artists, and all the volunteers on keeping VAC alive for 9 years.  Go team Venice!

For more info:  www.veniceartcrawl.com.

Join VAC on  www.facebook.com/theveniceartcrawl.


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